Cod, Ling – US
Lingcod, which aren’t actually related to cod, dwell along the ocean bottom. Males can be especially sedentary, establishing territories before spawning and guarding fertilized eggs until they hatch.
Off the U.S. West Coast, most commercially caught Lingcod are taken along with other groundfish in trawl fisheries. Today, however, recreational fishers are taking more Lingcod than commercial fishers. Lingcod are considered rebuilt from previous overfishing. Bycatch of depleted rockfish in trawl fisheries remains a major problem.