Why is it okay to eat fish but not meat?
There are many reasons people choose to forgo red meat and poultry, but still eat fish. Some people choose to add fish to a vegetarian diet so they can get the health benefits of a plant-based diet plus heart-healthy fish. Others might be trying to curb the environmental impact of their diet.
Why is fish different from meat?
Fish has shorter muscle fibers and less connective tissue than meat, and the connective tissue is more delicate and positioned differently. In fish, connective tissues lie mainly in thin sheets that separate orderly layers of muscle fibers.
Is fish considered meat in the Bible?
Fish is Not Considered Meat
Biblically, the flesh of fish is separated from the flesh of man, beast and bird. This verse is used as the bedrock for the allowance of fish during Lent. Fish has been a staple in Christian diets for a very long time.