Ling

Ling

Size

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.

 

Catch

The total catch of Ling in Icelandic waters in 2019 was 6,996 tonnes, as compared to 6,760 tonnes in 2018.

Icelandic ling - catch 2014-2019 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland

Season

Ling is caught throughout the year.



Icelandic ling - Montly catch 2019 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland

Fishing gear

Icelandic ling - Catch by fishing gears in 2019 

Fishing grounds

Icelandic ling - Catch by fishing gear 2017 - Source: Statistic Iceland

Products

Icelandic ling - Export value by product groups in 2019 

Markets

The main markets for ling are Italy, Germany and Spain.

  • ItalyItaly 29%
  • GermanyGermany 20%
  • SpainSpain 16%
  • FranceFrance 10%
  • SwedenSweden 10%
  • BelgiumBelgium 3%

Icelandic ling - Export value by countries in 2019 - Source: Statistic Iceland

Nutrition facts

Nutritional facts for raw Ling- Per 100g edible portion:

85
Calories
20 g
Protein
40% DV
1 g
Fat - total
1% DV
0 g
saturated
0% DV

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