The State of Alaska has seafood sustainability written into it’s constitution and like all Alaska species, Lingcod is a highly managed resource. The State of Alaska manages the Lingcod fishery in both state and federal waters in Alaska through the Commercial Fisheries Regulations for Lingcod.
Because of its sensitivity to overfishing, management takes a conservative, three pronged approach:
- Closing the fishery during spawning and nesting seasons to protect spawning female Lingcod and nest-guarding male Lingcod.
- Limits on the minimum size of fish that can be caught to protect immature fish from being harvested and allow fish to spawn at least once before being subject to harvest.
- Restricting catch through catch and bycatch quotas.
Lingcod are actually greenling.
Anything you would do with Halibut , you can do with Lingcod.
- A great chicken substitute.
- A more affordable halibut substitute.
Incredible for fish n’ chips. Try also in stews, curries, chowders, or pan seared– the options are endless.
Fav Lingcod Recipes
The Lingcod Fleet
- There actually isn’t a Lingcod fleet. Fisherman catch Lingcod while trying to harvest another species (this is called bycatch).
- 97% of Lingcod is caught by bottom trawlers.
- 3% of Lingcod is caught by long line fisherman. This is where our lLingcod comes from.