The ling has often been described as a fish that is between being a cod and an eel. It has many things in common with the cod but is long and shaped like an eel and its length can reach two metres.
The total catch of Ling in Icelandic waters in 2017 was 7,700 tonnes, as compared to 8,591 tonnes in 2016.
Icelandic ling - catch 2013-2017 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland
Ling is caught throughout the year.
Icelandic ling - Catch by fishing gear 2017 - Source: Statistic Iceland
The main markets for ling are Italy, France and Spain.
Icelandic ling - Export value by countries in 2017 - Source: Statistic Iceland
Nutritional facts for raw Ling- Per 100g edible portion: