aquaculture

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aquaculture

the manipulation of the reproduction, growth rates and mortality of aquatic organisms useful to mankind, to enhance their yield; the aquatic equivalent of AGRICULTURE.

aquaculture

cultivation and harvesting of plants and animals in water. Called also mariculture.
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Indaqua offers an ocean of offers and a rare insight into the intriguing world of aquaculture * A major exhibition of aquafarming * A meeting place of technologists,
Estridge has also served as a consultant, interim CEO, president and vice president of marketing and business development for an array of high tech and commercial companies including those in software, internet commerce, publishing, healthcare, aquafarming, personnel recruitment and consumer goods and services.
Dubai: The UAE aims to boost the current local aquafarming industry output of about one per cent to 25 per cent by 2021 to contribute to the country's food security and eventually replenish the marine resources to address the problem of declining local fish stocks.
This was revealed on Wednesday during the launch of the first Aqua Middle East Conference and Exhibition that will be held from March 16 to 18 in Dubai and hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Water, in partnership with the world's two biggest aquafarming companies in Norway and Chile.
Fu'ad bin Ja'afar al-Sajwani, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister today announced investment in aquafarming by opening the door to receive applications from individuals and specialized companies interested in utilizing the promising investment opportunities in this sector.