Eating fish on Good Friday?

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 tradtion 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.

Good Friday recipes

You can enjoy Easter fish and seafood with our tasty fish recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Lobster saffron risotto

Lobster saffron risotto

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 45 mins
Serves 6
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Easy lemon pepper salmon

Easy lemon pepper salmon

Prep time 5 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Serves 3
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Hoki fish with chipotle coleslaw and harissa guacamole

Hoki fish with chipotle coleslaw and harissa...

Prep time 40 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Serves 4
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Lobster salad with avocado and mango

Lobster salad with avocado and mango

Prep time 30 mins
Cooking Time 0 mins
Serves 5
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Spicy salmon with a maple-soy glaze

Spicy salmon with a maple-soy glaze

Prep time 40 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Serves 4
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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.

Find out where to buy sustainable seafood this Easter and Good Friday.

Find sustainable seafood at Aldi, Coles and Woolworths

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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:

Find out all of the sustainable fish species to eat in Australia and New Zealand.

Discover more ways to enjoy sustainable seafood this Easter such as how to buy and prepare fish to last.Choose sustainable seafood with the blue fish tick


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 2020: Friday, 10 April 2020
Easter Sunday 2020: Sunday, 21 April 2020

Good Friday 2021: Friday, 2 April 2021
Easter Sunday 2021: Sunday, 4 April 2021

Good Friday 2022: Friday, 15 April 2022
Easter Sunday 2022: Sunday, 17 April 2022
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