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EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES > AQUACULTURE
Definition:
The farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and
aquatic plants with some sort of intervention in the rearing process to enhance
production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc.
Also referred to as Mariculture - Marine fish farming (aquaculture). Raising of
marine animals and plants in the controlled or selected aquatic environments
for any commercial, recreational, or public purpose.
Reference:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Fisheries Glossary,
http://www.fao.org/fi/glossary/
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