On 22 February 2012 - the season of Lent leading up to Good Friday and Easter will begin with Ash Wednesday. In the Western Christian tradition, fast days are Ash Wednesday and all Fridays. Some add Wednesdays as an option. Ash Wednesday and Fridays, are also abstinence days when there is abstinence from meat. On these days Christians have fish and vegetarian dishes.
I am posting as a reminder that, in the season when Christian seafood eating is dominant, we might consider seafood sustainability and the health and welfare of oceans, rivers and watercourses from which seafood comes. Not only can we consider these matters during the Lenten season. We should be seeking to embed such ideas in our lifestyles as permanent patterns. For more on this, please go to my food blog, Oz Tucker.