Definition of mariculture in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmerəˌkəlCHər/


The cultivation of fish or other marine life for food.
Example sentences
  • The plans also include a bathymetric study of the Moy Estuary and Killala Bay as a means of raising awareness of the effects of agricultural pollution on mariculture and there will be an International conference with the other partners.
  • It is responsible for fish kills in mariculture operations in Japan and is reported to produce a neurotoxin related to those causing NSP.
  • Its five thematic areas relate to: integrated marine and coastal management; sustainable use of the resources concerned; marine and coastal protected areas, mariculture, and alien species.


Early 20th century: from mare, mari- 'sea' + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.

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Syllabification: mar·i·cul·ture

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