No - there is no cod kissing anymore. Since the fisheries are all closed now (there is no cod), you must kiss a Puffin's a$$. We usually bring a toy plushy puffin. (FYI - a puffin is a bird)
You also need to eat a piece of bologna, wear a sou'wester (hat), do a few jig steps, and say a newfie saying in newfinese in addition to having a shot of screech. You must continue doing a shot of screech with each attempt at the newfie saying until the true Newfoundlander present states you've said it correctly.
Disclaimer - every Newfoundlander has their own version of the screech in. This is my family's, so I stick by their rules.
P.S. I don't know that you can even buy Newfie Screech in the US?