Photo: Ron Caswell

Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs) were designed and set up by Department of Fisheries and Oceans in British Columbia (BC) to protect and increase rockfish populations. Approximately 10 years later, RCAs have not been shown to have much impact on rockfish densities. We’ll take a look at what RCAs are, why they might not be working and what you can do to help. But first, what are rockfish?