The fishery, once one of the most productive in the world, was shut down by a moratorium in 1992 as stocks collapsed, mainly because of overfishing.
The province's fishermen's union, some processors and harvesters say stocks have rebounded, and they're calling for a limited commercial fishery off the northeast coast of Newfoundland.
The Fish Food and Allied Workers union says a test fishery should be set up in a fishing zone that stretches from Labrador to the Avalon Peninsula.
Union president Keith Sullivan says a commercial cod fishery could be viable and sustainable.
David Miller, president of the World Wildlife Fund of Canada, says before that happens consultations are needed with all industry partners. (VOCM)