Ling has a long slender body with a bronze tint, greenish-brown marks, and a white belly. It can grow up to 1 metres long, but are usually only available as fillets. It is also often salted and dried. It has firm textured flesh and a good flavour, which takes strong flavours well. Also look out for Tusk, a relative of Ling with similar characteristics.
Ling is currently classified by the Marine Conservation Society as Red rated 5, which means fish to avoid. As part of our commitment to only sell responsibly sourced fish and seafood, we no longer supply this species.