Definition of aquaculture in English:


Syllabification: aq·ua·cul·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈäkwəˌkəlCHər, ˈak-


  • The rearing of aquatic animals or the cultivation of aquatic plants for food.
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    • We see it as no less important for land-based aquaculture than it is for sea-based aquaculture.
    • Runoff from intense agriculture is a big factor, as is intense aquaculture.
    • The good news about mussel farming is that unlike other forms of aquaculture, the end product is better than the wild version.


mid 19th century: from Latin aqua 'water' + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.

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