from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Culture of the natural inhabitants of water; fish-breeding; pisciculture.

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  • noun aquaculture

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients


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  • "As I understand it, Mr. Murren," he said, as they stood on the wharf together, waiting for an approaching boat, "the government looks on the business of growing sponges much as it does on the growing of wheat or any other form of farming, only it is called aquiculture instead of agriculture.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries

  • As a group the human activities that in one way or another have played a part in the loss of the forest would include the construction of infrastructure for expanding towns, airfields, aquiculture pools, cutting and utilization of trees in unsustainable ways, exploitation of fishing resources associated with the mangrove (piangua), cutting of trees to change soil use and establishment of coconut crops.

    Esmeraldes-Pacific Colombia mangroves

  • The development of aquiculture (780 ha) creates reproductive and nutritive stresses to the detriment of local freshwater ichthyofauna.

    Cuban wetlands

  • The first several months of the Cohen Commission's hearings were relatively low-key, but Dr. Miller's arrival created a frenzy among the media and activists who oppose fish farms believe the scientist was muzzled because her discovery will point to aquiculture as a cause of the decline of the wild stocks.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The black carp is one of the "four Chinese well pond-cultured carps", which constitute the most important part of freshwater aquiculture in China. - latest science and technology news stories

  • French company Tyca, which usually works on aquarium and aquiculture projects, has announced the development of lamps that could capture CO

    Autoblog Green

  • When asked for the verticals where Crystalis sees opportunities this year, Cerdá said it is easier to name those that will certainly reduce their IT investments: housing construction; real estate; aquiculture, particularly the salmon industry; and retailers, to some extent.

    Business News Americas - Top Stories

  • (NCKU), has been recognized for his excellent contribution to aquiculture and presented with the award - "2009 TWAS Prize in the Agricultural Sciences" from The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Oct. 20th. Aktuelle Empfehlungen


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  • WordNet ascribes aquaculture a different (at least in form) meaning although my understanding was that these terms were interchangeable.

    February 10, 2009