American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The breeding, hatching, and rearing of fish under controlled conditions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The breeding, rearing, preservation, feeding, and fattening of fish by artificial means; fish-culture. Pisciculture has been practised from very early ages. It appears to have been in use iu ancient Egypt, and was followed in China in early times on a very large scale. It was introduced in Great Britain by Mr. Shaw of Drumlanrig, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1837. An important branch of modern pisciculture is the propagation and rearing of young fish in artificial ponds, with the view of introducing fish previously not found in the locality, or of increasing the supply of desirable food-fishes. Salmon- and trout-ova sent from Great Britain have been successfully propagated in Australia and New Zealand. Of late years America has taken the lead in fish-culture, under the administration of the United States Fish Commission, and millions of ova and fry have been planted in various rivers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Fish culture. See under fish.
- pisci- + culture (Wiktionary)
“And perhaps not without effect; for salmon are there still; and will be more and more as French 'pisciculture' develops itself under Government supervision.”
“He busied himself with great questions: the social problem: moralisation of the poorer classes, pisciculture, caoutchouc, railways, etc.”
“Abbé Proyart, the missionaries taught the art of pisciculture near the village of Kilonga, where they formed their first establishment.”
“Aquaculture is often cited as another source of schistosomiasis infection, and it may be when pisciculture of freshwater fish is concerned.”
“The other approach involves an integrated system of a night soil gas plant, algal culture, and pisciculture.”
“In 1867 he was appointed government inspector of fisheries, and in the course of his work travelled constantly about the country, being largely responsible for the increased attention paid to the scientific side of pisciculture.”
“Modern pisciculture in some measure imitates, although, it does not rival the ancient.”
“Nor was his fondness for pisciculture exceptional in his times.”
“We follow pisciculture from necessity or economy, because fish of certain kinds are yearly dying out, and to produce”
“It has a number of admirable public buildings, while, among several parks and recreation grounds, mention must be made of the fine botanical garden, 750 acres in extent, [v. 03 p. 0269] where, in Lake Wendouree, pisciculture is carried on with great success.”
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