Why can we eat fish but not meat during Lent?

Why is is okay to eat fish during Lent, but not meat? What is the difference? Abudance, sacrafice…? Also, do all Christian faiths receive ashes and observe Lent or just Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist?

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