It is a fact that seafood is staple for a Lenten diet. In Church history, there was no rule on the consumption of fish for days of fasting, only abstinence of meat.
Since fish is not a warm-blooded animal, it was used as a substitute along with vegetables.
From then on, fish became the alternative source of protein during Lent and all fasting days. In Trinidad and Tobago, our favourite fish are sourced from both freshwater and saltwater. We need to be very careful when purchasing fish and other seafood. Here are some tips when shopping for these: