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Do Vegans Eat Fish?

by Fabian Jackson

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If you’ve been thinking about adopting a plant-based diet or hosting someone who has but you’re wondering if vegans can eat fish or simply, is fish vegan, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to discover all.

Is fish vegan?

This is a pretty easy question to answer – no. Fish aren’t considered vegan-friendly food because they are living, sentient animals. 

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Do vegans eat fish?

To put it simply, no they won't. Veganism is a dietary and lifestyle practice that revolves around abstaining from the consumption and use of animal products, by-products and other products that have used any of the stated during its production. 

Vegan or plant-based diets are generally practised for health, environmental, ethical, or personal reasons. So a vegan won’t eat any fish nor will they eat dairy, meat or poultry.

What’s it called when somebody eats fish but not meat? 

They might probably call themselves pescatarians. Pescatarians will eat fish and seafood, but no meat or poultry. They might also eat dairy and eggs too, but not necessarily. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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