Ling are eel-like fish that can grow up to two metres in length. They can be identified by their mottled pink and orange skin and long, tapered bodies, and are found in depths up to 1,000 metres.
Very white, very firm, densely textured flesh that holds its shape well on cooking. Try our pre-portioned fillets; they’re ideal for poaching, and can also be enjoyed smoked.
(figures are for a 100g serving)
New Zealand ling are mostly caught as part of the hoki/hake/ling fishery complex and are managed by the country's Quota Management System. The total allowable commercial catch was set at 24,279 tonnes for the year ending 30 September 2022.
The New Zealand ling fishery has been certified sustainable in accordance with the Marine Stewardship Council’s principles and standards.