A longliner docked at St. John's, September 2007.
A longliner docked at St. John's, September 2007.

By the end of the 1960s, many Newfoundland and Labrador inshore fishers had replaced their small open boats with larger decked vessels known as longliners. These ships could travel further afield than traditional inshore vessels and allowed fishers to use a greater variety of gear, including gillnets, longlines (a single fishing line attached to hundreds of shorter baited lines), and cod traps.

Photo by Jenny Higgins. ©2007.
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