During One Week, Bishops From Five States Lift Ban on Eating Meat During Lent
It started in New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, when five bishops and one cardinal began releasing Catholics of skipping meat on Fridays, when most Catholic consumers would then eat seafood.
The practice of giving up meat on Fridays has provided an uptick in seafood sales for decades, and a reliable promotional period for fish products each year.
But lifting the ban -- in dioceses from Boston to Louisiana -- may not ultimately have much of an impact on overall sales since it began...
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