mariculture

[mar-i-kuhl-cher]
noun
marine aquaculture.
Also called ocean farming.


Origin:
1900–05; < Latin mari-, combining form of mare sea + culture, on the model of agriculture

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mariculture (ˈmærɪˌkʌltʃə)
 
n
the cultivation of marine plants and animals in their natural environment
 
[C20: from Latin mari-, mare sea + culture]

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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.
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