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mariculture

[mar-i-kuhl-cher] /ˈmær ɪˌkʌl tʃər/
noun
1.
marine aquaculture.
Also called ocean farming.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Latin mari-, combining form of mare sea + culture, on the model of agriculture
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Examples from the web for mariculture
  • mariculture research designed to develop improved technologies for producing seafood and enhancing depleted fishery stocks.
  • mariculture is another term used for the farming of marine organisms in their natural habitats.
  • The aquaculture research activities for freshwater finfish had contributed to the development of mariculture.
  • Beneficial floating reef effects of marine finfish mariculture.
  • mariculture tanks or lagoons built on shore allow workers to monitor and control miniature marine environments.
  • When reared in marine waters, the term mariculture is often used instead of aquaculture.
  • Aquaculture includes restocking the ocean through fingerling programs or open ocean mariculture.
  • mariculture is allowed on state tidelands if it can be made consistent with the management intent of that area.
  • Additionally, some mariculture farms hand-harvest kelp to feed abalone.
British Dictionary definitions for mariculture

mariculture

/ˈmærɪˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
the cultivation of marine plants and animals in their natural environment
Word Origin
C20: from Latin mari-, mare sea + culture
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