European Ling

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Longline, Handline

Also known as: Ling, Ling cod

Latin: Molva molva  |  French: Grande lingue  |  Spanish: Maruca  |  Icelandic: Langa

Product Size per (g) Box Sizes
Ling Fillet Skinless Bones-Out 400+ 11, 22 lb.
Ling Fillet Skin-On Bones-Out 400+ 11, 22 lb.
Ling Loin Skinless Bones-Out 200+ 11, 22 lb.
Ling Loin Skin-On Bones-Out 200+ 11, 22 lb.
Ling Headless Gutted 22 lb.
Ling Heads-On Gutted 22 lb.

Favourite Food

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

Flavour Profile

European Ling is related to Cod with a slightly sweet taste and pearlescent white flesh. It is slightly softer than Cod and has medium flakes that separate easily when cooked.


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


Salties Imports offers European Ling all throughout the year. The chart bellow shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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 use small boats. 

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, an Southern coasts, with the largest catch being right off the South Western Coast. 

Salties Traceability Program

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

Fisheries Management

Fishery management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. A catch limitation system is the cornerstone of the Icelandic fisheries management 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. 

Fun Fact

Salted Ling Roe is considered a delicacy in Spain and is known as “Hevas de maruca”.

Cooking Methods

We recommend Deep Frying, Pan Frying, Baking, Grilling, Steaming, Broiling, and Sautéing our European Ling.

Nutriton Per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals 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 mg
Magnesium - mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids - g

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