Sheikh HussainHalawa, the secretary general of the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) and imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of Ireland (ICCI) states the following: “In full conformity to the Islamic Shari`ah, the consumption of two types of the dead and two types of blood; namely fish and locusts, liver and spleen, are permissible for Muslims. When the Companions asked the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) regarding the sea, he said: “Its water is pure and the dead thereof are permissible to consume.” Hence, eating fish is permissible apart from what the fish are fed on.”