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Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus)

Lingcod are sought for sport and food. The flesh is white with a mild flavor, and is high in protein, minerals, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Lingcod are taken in subsistence, commercial, and recreational fisheries.

Subsistence Fishery

Lingcod have been harvested for centuries by the indigenous coastal peoples of Southeast, Southcentral, and Western Alaska. Long ago, hooks were made of wood or bone, and often ornately carved with spirit figures to attract lingcod.

Commercial Fishery

Lingcod are taken in the commercial longline and dinglebar fisheries off the southern end of Vancouver Island, along the Canadian coast, and in Southeast Alaska.

Recreational Fishery

Lingcod are extremely aggressive and provide an excellent fight. Once landed, they provide a tasty meal. Because of these characteristics, lingcod are highly sought by recreational anglers.

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