Rockfish Conservation Areas now on Navionics charts

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Eden Island, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Eden Island

    Eden Island New Member

    I like to fish the Broughtons, where it seems that many of the best fishing areas are in or near Rockfish Conservation Areas [RCA's]. When I upgraded my 1990s Lowrance in 2017, I was amazed at the charting, but disappointed that the charts didn't include the RCA's.

    After a bit of conversation with DFO's Brad Beaith and tech support at Navionics, it was clear that everyone was willing. The last word was this message from Navionics:

    Navionics appreciates your input and I am pleased to inform you that an update has been released. The updated data is currently available through our Freshest Data download which is accessed on the Navionics Webstore. For instructions on completing an update to your Navionics plotter card, please see our help article on ‘How to Register and Update Your Chip’. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Best regards,
    Jennifer Pereira
    Navionics Customer Service
    Hopefully this will be helpful to those of you using Navionics charts, and act as a spur to CMAP to follow.
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  2. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member

    Wow thanks for your initiative!
  3. BCTony

    BCTony Member

    This is great! With daily updates available through Freshest Data on Navionics and co-operation with DFO, it can be hoped that in the future all area closures including prawn and sponge glass areas etc, etc could be downloaded with updates. Similar maybe for C-Map.
  4. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Active Member

    Nothing on my phone navonics app after updating. Has anyone tried this out and updated their card?
  5. N2013

    N2013 Active Member

    Ya it's there on my app, just updated my card for my plotter as well.
  6. BCTony

    BCTony Member

    I am looking on my cell app and it seems the RCA's are marked by red-dash line - is this correct? Is there anywhere in the app that provides a 'legend' to the markings?
  7. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Active Member

    Yeah I see that now too. It just says “special purpose or general marking” on most of them. The one by Bowen is marked as RCA. It would be nice if they had a different shade to the entire RCA so that it sets it apart from the other areas

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  8. Eden Island

    Eden Island New Member

    I would contact Navionics with a suggestion about what you'd like to see - they seem pretty responsive.
  9. Ruff

    Ruff Member

    Thanks for getting that done! I noticed it on my app the other day and was super impressed. Took a little looking to find the boundrys of the RCA's and only found it cause I know where it is. Shading it a little is a great idea. Was still impressed that it was on there in the first place!
  10. BCTony

    BCTony Member

    Yes - I agree you need to know where the RCA's are to start with in order to recognise. But it's a start and impressed ........
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2018
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  11. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    great addition to great app!!
  12. Tinny

    Tinny Member

    Thumbs up on getting this done. Shading would be an added bonus, but I suspect the majority of users would not want to have an area shaded. Maybe they could make it an option to shade? But this is great. No more wondering where the RCA line is....
  13. pescador

    pescador Well-Known Member

    Now if we can only get Garmin to do this.
  14. BCTony

    BCTony Member

    I think it is only a matter of time - Garmin now own Navionics.
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  15. pescador

    pescador Well-Known Member

    I did not know that.

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