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Duel: Is Fish Considered Meat?

Updated on February 26, 2015

Fish is not meat.

My opinion: Fish is not meat.

What do you think? Recently myself and my husband had a debate FISH vs MEAT. I think that a fish is not a meat, however many of my Indian friends think it's a meat. My hubby thinks fish has blood, so it's a meat.

One thing I know that fish is healthier for me than meat. What is your opinion?

Choose your side...

Agree or Disagree on whether fish is a meat....It depends how you define meat

Fish is not a Meat

Are you Pescetarian? I am

Pescetarianism, also called pesco-vegetarianism, is the practice of a diet that includes seafood & excludes mammals and birds. In addition to fish or shellfish, a pescetarian diet typically includes some or all of vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, beans, eggs & dairy.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary dates the origin of the term "pescetarian" to 1993 and defines it to mean: "one whose diet includes fish but no meat."

Please leave your feedback here - Whose side you are on?

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      I think if you part of an animal you're eating meat.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I love fish, for heath reason I stop eating meat of all kind, but added fish back to my diet.

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      I don't believe that fish is meat. I am mostly a pescetarian. Occasionally I eat chicken but I am going to give it up entirely. Fish, however, I don't think I will be able to give it up so easily. I don't eat any red meat though.

      This is an excellent lens. Thank you for sharing

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Meat is muscle of mammal: beef, lamb etc

      That is the definition of meat and does not include fish.

      If vegetarians/vegans feel they shouldn't be eating fish for health or moral reasons, that's fine and doesn't mean that fish has to be meat to be avoided, if that makes sense.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love the debate. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, it can be tough to find good protein sources. Fish is a great one, but obviously not if you consider it a meat, which most people do. Personally, if the reason you are looking at this debate is to decide if it is OK to eat fish for protein, I suggest checking out this vegetarian and vegan friendly protein shake http://realfitnesswithjoe.com/vegan-protein-shakes... There is no debate about what is in these things!

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      HERBMASTER 5 years ago

      Fish is meat! I guess the definition is arbitrary. However, of all the meat proteins, what makes it preferable is that it only raises the liver temperature 1-2 degrees. Whereas, red meat raise liver temp 5-6 degrees. If you have menopause or andropause it really increases hot flashes, etc. It also heats up all the organs from the liver (right side, lower ribs) to the top of the head. Anyway, fish is really good for keep'n cool baby!

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I'd say the flesh of any animal is meat, whether that's a fish, cow, bird, snake, rodent, it's all meat. Of course, it's arguable but if a reptile or amphibean is meat then I can't see what makes a fish different.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It's not personally important to me, because I never eat fish--I don't even consider it food! But for those who do eat it, I say you're eating meat. It's the flesh of an animal, after all.

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      I001l01I02l 6 years ago

      this is a very good topic for a debate (:

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      viscri8 6 years ago

      the best fish is the pork-this is an old saying in my country.In my opinion it depends on the piece of meat itself-that is the fish. Some filleted fish compare with any other kind of meat

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      Tamara Kajari 6 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Great challenge for the discussion! I've just voted above, so I can only say the same thing here - fish is just another type of meat, but how and why we call it, use it or distinguish it from other animals has nothing to do with biology. Thanks for this lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I grew up on Kabetogama walleye, it has to be the world's best fish. Yup, we called it fish.

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      My mom loves to eat fish with fresh lemon juice, but is not allowed anymore because of her treatment to cure thyroid cancer. My mom is a breast cancer survivor.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Fish is meat and anyone who thinks other wise is kidding them selves. It is no different from saying an dodo was not a bird because it did not fly.