Fish

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  May 27, 2022

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Fish is consumed as a food by many species, including humans. It has been an important source of protein for humans throughout recorded history. In culinary and fishery contexts, the term fish can also include shellfish, such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms. English does not distinguish between fish as an animal and the food prepared from it, as it does with pig vs. pork or cow vs. beef. Some other languages do, as in the Spanish peces versus pescado. English also has the term seafood, which covers fish as well as other marine life used as food. The modern English word for fish comes from the Old English word fisc (plural: fiscas) which was pronounced as it is today.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Lakeside Smokers is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with BBQ Smoking (& Japanese food!) at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.