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Figure-H1.18.0

Fig. H1.18.0 shows the boundaries of the Arctic Sea (Major Fishing Area 18).
A description of the area is as follows:

All marine waters of the Arctic Sea bounded by a line commencing from the geographic North Pole along the meridian of 68°30' east longitude; thence along the east coast of the north island of Novaya Zemlya; thence across the western entry of the Strait of Matochkin Shar; thence east and south along the coast of the south island of Novaya Zemlya; thence across the western entry of the Strait of the Karskiye Vorota; thence in an easterly and southerly direction along the coast of Vaigach Islands; thence across the western entry of the Strait of Yugoskiy Shar to Khaborova and thence in an easterly direction along the coast of the Russian Federation to Mys Dezhneva; thence across the Bering Strait in an easterly direction to Cape Prince of Wales; thence in a northerly and easterly direction along the mainland coast of the USA and Canada to a longitude of 64°30'W; thence in a northerly direction to latitude 61°00'; thence in a westerly direction to 65°00'W longitude; thence in a rhumb line to a point on the east coast of Baffin Island at East Bluff (61°55'N latitude and 66°20'W longitude); thence in a northerly direction along the coast of Baffin Island, Bylot Island, Devon Island and Ellesmere Island and following the eightieth meridian of west longitude in the waters between these islands to the parallel of 78°10'N latitude; thence in an easterly direction across the Smith Sound to Etah on the Greenland coast; thence in a northerly and easterly direction along the mainland coast of Greenland to the fortieth meridian of west longitude; thence in a northerly direction to the geographic North Pole.
 
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