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.