​Genypterus blacodes

Sealord catches Ling in waters of between 200 and 700 metres, around the southern North Island and the South Island of New Zealand.

From the Ophidiidae family, Ling is closely related to the European Cod family (Gadidae). It is also known as Kingklip (USA, SA), Kingu (Japan) and Rosada (Spain).

Ling has a mild flavour with white, firm flesh which holds its shape well when cooked. It has a wide range of uses, including smoking and sashimi, and is delicious deep fried or baked, garnished with fresh herbs and tomato.


Ling can be delivered:

  • Whole
  • Dressed
  • Chilled
  • Frozen Fillets
  • Heads
  • Collars
  • Sounds (Maws)


Average Length ​80 to 120cm
Average Weight 5 to 20kg
Availabiity Year Round
Sealord Quota ​5,791 GWT

Nutrition (Per 100G)

Energy 361kJ
Protein 20g
Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 46mg
Carbohydrate 0g
Sugars 0
Sodium 142mg
Potassium 55mg