We explore the sustainable fish to eat on Good Friday and over the Easter holidays, with recipes, tips and expert advice.
What can you eat on Good Friday?On Good Friday, it's tradition to eat fish rather than meat.
According to Christians, Jesus sacrificed his flesh on what is now known as Good Friday. This is why traditionally, people abstain from meaty flesh on Good Friday.
Fish is viewed as a different kind of flesh, and so is favoured over meat on Good Friday.
Additionally, fish shapes were used by Christians to identify each other, and it is believed that many followers of Jesus were fishermen.
Have a sustainable Easter
Traditionally, on Good Friday and at Easter, people will eat fin-fish. However, it is also popular to eat crustaceans and shellfish.
Sustainable fish to eat at Easter and on Good Friday.
There's a wide variety of sustainable seafood to eat in Australia and New Zealand with the blue fish tick. Our recommendations include the following. Click to find out more:
Discover more ways to enjoy sustainable seafood this Easter such as how to buy and prepare fish to last.
Good Friday recipesYou can enjoy Easter fish and seafood with our tasty fish recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Where to buy fish on Good Friday
In Australia and New Zealand, you can find sustainable seafood for Good Friday and Easter at your local supermarket. Just look for the MSC blue fish tick label to be sure it's sustainable and can be traced back to a certified sustainable fishery.
When is Good Friday and Easter Day in Australia and New Zealand?
Easter dates vary from year to year.
Easter Day takes place on the first Sunday following the first full moon on or after the March equinox.
Each year, Good Friday lands on the Friday before Easter Day.
Good Friday 2023: Friday, 7 April 2023
Easter Sunday 2023: Sunday, 9 April 2023
Good Friday 2024: Friday, 29 March 2024
Easter Sunday 2024: Sunday, 31 March 2024
Easter Sunday 2025: Sunday, 20 April 2025
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Sustainable fishing means leaving enough fish in the ocean, respecting habitats and ensuring people who depend on fishing can maintain their livelihoods.
The best way to understand the impact of the MSC program is through those involved. Read about the passionate people taking care of our oceans.