The OFCC recently updated OFCC cable route data layers for
marine navigation software programs used by the west coast
trawl fishing fleet. OFCC Cable Routes Version 6.6 is available
for Maptech Offshore Navigator©, P-Sea WindPlot II©, ECC-
Globe©, Nobeltec Visual Navigation Suite© and Rose Point Coastal
Explorer©. Fishermen using Simrad-Olex© should load the cable
route data using the Nobeltec disks. The updates included
the addition of new larger Known Cable Exposure (KCE) "Safety
Zones" and "Precautionary Areas" in 300 fms of water or deeper.
These files are available by CD, floppy disc or e-mail free
of charge to US West Coast trawlers. Contact an OFCC port
rep or the OFCC office at (503) 325-2285 to receive a copy.