Definitions for "aquaculture"
the cultivation of aquatic animals, such as fish or shellfish, or of plants, such as seaweed, in a controlled and sometimes enclosed body of water. The term includes use of either salt or fresh water. It is a form of agriculture, but under water.
Husbandry of aquatic organisms.
According to the National Aquaculture Act of 1980, aquaculture is the “propagation and rearing of aquatic species in controlled or selected environments.” U.S. aquaculture is dominated by catfish production, which represents 80 percent of the industry.
Encyclopaedia Britannica 2002
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Keywords:  step, four, process
a four-step process