Care of Fish
Does the Rock Cod have both fins and scales?
Asked in Kosher Food
Is cod kosher?
Asked in Mahi Mahi
Does a mahi mahi fish have scales?
That's a good question. Not all fish have scales. Swordfish, catfish, cod, mackerel, whiting, sturgeons, sharks and eels are just a few examples of fish without scales. The mahi-mahi fish does have scales, and is a clean fish, suitable for human consumption, according to the bible. Leviticus 11:9 states: "Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams, you may eat any that have fins and scales". Mahi-mahi meets the criteria of having both fins and scales.
Asked in Judaism
Can Jews eat cod and chips and peas?
The problem with the word "cod" is that it refers to more than one kind of fish, some of which are kosher types and some that aren't. Those "cods" that have fins and scales (when alive) are the kosher kinds. Those kinds that didn't have fins or scales aren't kosher kinds (Deuteronomy ch.14). To be kosher, the fish would have to be a kosher type of fish; and the ingredients (fish, chips, peas) would have to be cooked in kosher pots and pans.
Asked in Halal and Haram
Is cod halal?
In Sunni (except the Hanafi school) and Ibadi Jurisprudence, all sea-life is halal, so cod-fish is permissible to consume. In Shiite Jurisprudence and the Sunni Hanafi school, all fishes that are kosher according to Jewish strcitures are halal. Since cod has fins and scales as Judaism defines them, cod is kosher and this makes it halal in Shiite Islam.
Asked in Cod Fish
What are some characteristics of an Atlantic Cod fish?
The Atlantic Cod fish are usually greenish brown or gray on their sides and back with a white belly. Atlantic Cods have barbels similar to catfish and have three dorsal fins and two anal fins. The Atlantic cod is mainly found in shallow waters, close to the ocean's bottom. Cod feed on fish and invertebrates, like urchins, and shrimp.