Catfish are not Kosher!
But anything in the seas or in the streams that has no
fins and scales, among all the swarming things of the water
and among all the other living creatures that are in the
water--they are an abomination for you and an abomination
for you they shall remain: you shall not eat of their flesh
and you shall abominate their carcasses.
Lev. 11: 9-12
"Some catfish are armoured with
heavy scales but most are scaleless."
Rhodes University, South Africa,
Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science
Do you eat catfish? Does
the fact that some catfish have scales and others don't
change the way you think about them as food? What authority
would you accept on the question?
Bluethread ©1998 Rosemarie E. Falanga, Cy H. Silver