An inshore survey for cod (Gadus Morhua) was conducted in NAFO Subdivision 3Ps over 35 weeks in 1995. Inshore fishers employed gill nets, long lines (trawls), and cod traps to catch fish according to a predetermined sampling strategy. Catches for gill nets and long lines were considered good to excellent relative to the last years of the commercial fishery. Cod traps were used outside of the traditional timing of a trap fishery and consequently, catches were considered by fishery to be low. Fishers indicated that traps may be more appropriately used to capture fish for tagging experiments
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