Is pink ling sustainable?

Sustainable pink ling is available in Australia. Just look for pink ling products with the blue fish tick at the Coles deli counter.

What is pink ling?

Pink ling (Genypterus blacodes) have eel-like bodies, pink and orange in colour with brown markings. This fish is versatile and firm-fleshed, and can be cooked in practically every way: baked, barbequed, in casserole, in curry, poached, smoked, steamed, fried, or in soup/chowder.

How do I know if pink ling is sustainable?

Pink ling carrying the MSC blue fish tick is certified sustainable. MSC labelled pink ling comes from a fishery that has been independently assessed to the MSC Fisheries Standard. Companies using the blue fish tick all along the supply chain have been assessed to ensure products can be traced back to an MSC certified fishery.

Where can I buy sustainable pink ling?

You’ll find pink ling with the blue fish tick available at deli seafood counters in Coles supermarkets.

The fishery operates in five areas of the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), where ling are widely distributed throughout the middle depths (200–800 metres). The major commercial fisheries in New Zealand waters are managed by Fisheries New Zealand using a quota management system (QMS). 

Pink ling facts

Pink ling can grow to up to 2 metres in length and have long, eel-like bodies with small scales. 


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