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European Ling

Also known as Ling Cod, Ling
Latin: Gadus morhua  |  French: Cabillaud  |  Spanish: Bacalao  |  Icelandic: Þorskur

Availability

We offer European Ling all throughout the year. The chart below shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:

Latin: Molva molva |  French: Grande lingue |  Spanish: Maruca  |  Icelandic: Langa
Product Minimum Order
Heads on and gutted 44 lbs
Headless and gutted 55 lbs
Fillets bones out skin on 20 lbs
Fillet bones out skinless 11 lbs
Loins bones out skin off 11 lbs
Loins bones out skin on 11 lbs

Fishing Grounds

European Ling is caught around Iceland and at depths of 40 — 1000 m. The largest fishing areas are on the Western, South Western, and Southern coasts, with the largest catch being right off the South Western Coast.

Fun Fact

Salted Ling Roe is considered a delicacy in Spain and is known as “Huevas de maruca”. We think it sounds more delicious in Spanish.

Our Fishermen

As a family company with deep roots in the fishing villages of Iceland, Salties Imports chooses its fishermen and producers carefully to make sure the product is of the highest quality and freshness. Most are independent fishermen in Iceland who fish on small boats.

Salties Ocean to Plate Traceability

All European Ling sold by Salties Imports comes with traceability documents showing boat names, fishing gear, fishing areas, landing sites, and landing dates. It is our belief that transparency is a necessity in seafood so our customers know all the details of the product.

Summary

Common size of European Ling is between 90 and 110 cm. They are able to reach a length of 200 cm and live for 25 years.

Flavour Profile

European Ling is related to Cod, and has a sweet taste with pearlescent white flesh. It is slightly softer than Cod and has medium flakes that separate easily when cooked. Ling is often used to as a substitute to Cod as it plates nicer but tastes almost the same.

Favourite Food

European Ling likes eating Herring, young Cod, Haddock, and shellfish.

Fisheries Management

Fisheries management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. The cornerstone of Icelandic Fisheries management is its catch limitation system. Management is also supported by other measures such as area restrictions, fishing gear restrictions, and the use of closed areas to conserve important vulnerable habitats. Our European Ling is Oceanwise recommended and carries the Oceanwise Logo.

Nutrition per 100g Amount
Calories 81
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat - g
    Polyunsaturated Fat - g
    Monounsaturated Fat - g
Protein 19.8 g
Sodium 72.0 mg
Potassium 360 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 44 mg
Calcium 28.0 mg
Magnesium - mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids - g

Cooking Methods