Green-Lighting Cod Jigs
A New Handline Fishing Enhancement
Since the Northern cod fishery moratorium in the early 1990s, fishing gears, methods (e.g. gillnet soak times) and gear alternatives (e.g. hook and line) have been explored for efficiency, practicality, profitability and ecological sustainability.
While gillnets are the most widely used gear in commercial fisheries, most fishers also jig cod. Some fishing programs or areas such as the Petty Harbour Protected Fishing Area only allow handline fishing methods ...