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Fig. H2.21.0 is a map of the Northwest Atlantic (Major Fishing Area 21) corresponding to the NAFO Convention Area.

A description of the area and its subareas, divisions, subdivisions and subunits, corresponding to the NAFO Convention Area follows:
The Northwest Atlantic corresponding to the NAFO Convention Area comprises the waters of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean north of 35°00'N latitude and west of the line extending due north from 35°00'N latitude and 42°00'W longitude to 59°00'N latitude, thence due west to 44°00'W longitude, and thence due north to the coast of Greenland, and the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay south of 78°10'N latitude. (Article I, NAFO Convention).

The Northwest Atlantic is divided as follows:

1* These two sub-units are not recorded in the 6th publication of the NAFO Convention (May 2000). However, following a proposal of the NAFO Scientific Council, they were approved by the NAFO General Council pursuant to Article XX(2) of the NAFO Convention.
Subarea 21.0
Subarea 21.0 is composed of two divisions:
That portion of the Convention Area bounded on the south by a line extending due east from a point at 61°00' north latitude and 65°00' west longitude to a point at 61°00' north latitude and 59°00' west longitude, thence in a southeasterly direction along a rhumb line to a point at 60°12' north latitude and 57°13' west longitude; thence bounded on the east by a series of geodesic lines (Points and coordinates joining these geodesic lines are shown in Appendix 21.I).
additional_info Appendix 21.I Points and coordinates joining the geodesic lines in Subarea 21.0.

Thence due north to the parallel of 78°10' north latitude; and bounded on the west by a line beginning at 61°00' north latitude and 65°00' west longitude and extending in a northwesterly direction along a rhumb line to the coast of Baffin Island at East Bluff (61°55' north latitude and 66°20' west longitude), and thence in a northerly direction along the coast of Baffin Island, Bylot Island , Devon Island and Ellesmere Island and following the meridian of 80°00'west longitude in the waters between these islands to the parallel of 78°10' north latitude; and bounded on the north by parallel of 78°10' north latitude.

Division 21.0A
That portion of the subarea lying to the north of the parallel of 66°15' north latitude.
Division 21.0B
That portion of the subarea lying to the south of the parallel of 66°15' north latitude.
Subarea 21.1
Subarea 21.1 is composed of six divisions:
That portion of the Convention Area lying to the east of subarea 21.0 and to the north and east of a rhumb line joining a point at 60°12' north latitude and 57°13' west longitude with a point at 52°15' north latitude and 42°00' west longitude.

Division 21.1A
That portion of the subarea lying north of the parallel of 68°50' north latitude (Christianshaab)
Division 21.1B
That portion of the subarea lying between the parallel of 66°15' north latitude (5 nautical miles north of Umanarsugssuak) and the parallel of 68°50' north latitude (Christianshaab).

Division 21.1C
That portion of the subarea lying between the parallel of 64°15' north latitude (4 nautical miles north of Godthaab) and the parallel of 66°15' north latitude (5 nautical miles north of Umanarsugssuak).

Division 21.1D
That portion of the subarea lying between the parallel of 62°30' north latitude (Frederikshaab Glacier) and the parallel of 64°15' north latitude (4 nautical miles north of Godthaab).

Division 21.1E
That portion of the subarea lying between the parallel of 60°45' north latitude (Cape Desolation) and the parallel of 62°30' north latitude (Frederikshaab Glacier).

Division 21.1F
That portion of the subarea lying south of the parallel of 60°45' north latitude (Cape Desolation).

Subarea 21.2
Subarea 21.2 is composed of three divisions:
That portion of the Convention Area lying to the east of the meridian of 64°30' west longitude in the area of Hudson Strait, to the south of subarea 21.0, to the south and west of subarea 21.1 and to the north of the parallel of 52°15' north latitude.

Division 21.2G
That portion of the subarea lying north of the parallel of 57°40' north latitude (Cape Mugford)

Division 21.2H
That portion of the subarea lying between the parallel of 55°20' north latitude (Hopedale) and the parallel of 57°40' north latitude (Cape Mugford).

Division 21.2J
That portion of the subarea lying south of the parallel of 55°20' north latitude (Hopedale).

Subarea 21.3
Subarea 21.3 is composed of six divisions:
That portion of the Convention Area lying south of the parallel of 52°15' north latitude, and to the east of a line extending due north from Cape Bauld on the north coast of Newfoundland to 52°15' north latitude; to the north of the parallel of 39°00' north latitude; and to the east and north of a rhumb line commencing at 39°00' north latitude, 50°00' west longitude and extending in a northwesterly direction to pass through a point at 43°30' north latitude, 55°00' west longitude in the direction of a point at 47°50' north latitude, 60°00' west longitude until it intersects a straight line connecting Cape Ray, at 47°37' north latitude; 59°18' west longitude on the coast of Newfoundland, with Cape North, 47°02' north latitude; 60°25' west longitude on Cape Breton Island; thence in a northeasterly direction along said line to Cape Ray, 47°37' north latitude, 59°18' west longitude.

Division 21.3K
That portion of the subarea lying north of the parallel of 49°15' north latitude (Cape Freels, Newfoundland).

Division 21.3L
That portion of the subarea lying between the Newfoundland coast from Cape Freels to Cape St Mary and a line described as follows: beginning at Cape Freels; thence due east to the meridian of 46°30' west longitude, thence due south to the parallel of 46°00 north latitude; thence due west to the meridian of 54°30' west longitude, thence along a rhumb line to Cape St Mary, Newfoundland.

Division 21.3M
That portion of the subarea lying south of the parallel of 49°15' north latitude and east of the meridian of 46°30' west longitude.

Division 21.3N
That portion of the subarea lying south of the parallel of 46°00' north latitude and between the meridian of 46°30' west longitude and the meridian of 51°00 west longitude.

Division 21.3O
That portion of the subarea lying south of the parallel of 46°00' north latitude and between the meridian of 51°00' west longitude and the meridian of 54°30 west longitude.

Division 21.3P
Division 21.3P is divided into two subdivisions:
That portion of the subarea lying south of the Newfoundland coast and west of a line from Cape St Mary, Newfoundland to a point at 46°00' north latitude, 54°30' west longitude; thence due south to a limit of the subarea.

Subdivision 21.3Pn (Northwestern subdivision)
That portion of division 21.3P lying northwest of a line extending from 47°30.7' north latitude; 57°43.2' west longitude, approximately southwest to a point at 46°50.7' north latitude and 58°49.0' west longitude.

Subdivision 21.3Ps (Southeastern subdivision)
That portion of division 21.3P lying southeast of the line defined for subdivision 21.3Pn.

Subarea 21.4
Subarea 21.4 is divided into six divisions:
That portion of the Convention Area lying north of the parallel of 39°00' north latitude, to the west of Subarea 21.3, and to the east of a line described as follows: beginning at the terminus of the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada in the Grand Manan Channel, at a point at 44°46' 35.346" north latitude; 66°54' 11.253" west longitude; thence due south to the parallel of 43°50' north latitude; thence due west to the meridian of 67°24'27.24'' west longitude; thence along a geodetic line in a southwesterly direction to a point at 42°53'14'' north latitude and 67°44'35'' west longitude; thence along a geodetic line in a southeasterly direction to a point at 42°31'08'' north latitude and 67°28'05'' west longitude; ; thence along a geodetic line to a point at 42°20' north latitude and 67°18'13.15'' west longitude; thence due east to a point in 66°00' west longitude; thence along a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to a point at 42°00' north latitude and 65°40' west longitude and thence due south to the parallel of 39°00' north latitude.

Division 21.4R
That portion of the Subarea lying between the coast of Newfoundland from Cape Bauld to Cape Ray and a line described as follows: beginning at Cape Bauld, thence due north to the parallel of 52°15' north latitude; thence due west to the Labrador coast; thence along the Labrador coast to the terminus of the Labrador-Quebec boundary; thence along a rhumb line in a southwesterly direction to a point at 49°25' north latitude, 60°00' west longitude; thence due south to a point at 47°50' north latitude, 60°00' west longitude; thence along a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to the point at which the boundary of subarea 21.3 intersects the straight line joining Cape North, Nova Scotia with Cape Ray, Newfoundland; thence to Cape Ray, Newfoundland.

Division 21.4S
That portion of the subarea lying between the south coast of Quebec from the terminus of the Labrador-Quebec boundary to Pte. des Monts and a line described as follows: beginning at Pte. des Monts, thence due east to a point at 49°25' north latitude, 64°40' west longitude; thence along a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to a point at 47°50' north latitude, 60°00' west longitude; thence due north to a point at 49°25' north latitude,60°00' west longitude; thence due north to a point 49°25' north latitude, 60°00' west longitude; thence along a rhumb line in a northeasterly direction to the terminus of the Labrador-Quebec boundary.

Division 21.4T
That portion of the subarea lying between the coasts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec from Cape North to Pte. des Monts and a line described as follows: beginning at Pte. des Monts, thence due east to a point at 49°25' north latitude, 64°40' west longitude; thence along a rhumb line in an southeasterly direction to a point at 47°50' north latitude, 60°00' west longitude; thence along a rhumb line in a southerly direction to Cape North, Nova Scotia.

Division 21.4V
Division 21.4V is divided into two subdivisions:
That portion of the subarea lying between the coast of Nova Scotia between Cape North and Fourchu and a line described as follows: beginning at Fourchu; thence along a rhumb line in an easterly direction to a point at 45°40' north latitude, 60°00' west longitude; thence due south along the meridian of 60°00' west longitude to the parallel of 44°10' north latitude; thence due east to the meridian of 59°00' west longitude; thence due south to the parallel of 39°00' north latitude; thence due east to a point where the boundary between subareas 21.3 and 21.4 meets the parallel of 39°00' north latitude; thence along the boundary between subareas 21.3 and 21.4 and a line continuing in a northwesterly direction to a point at 47°50' north latitude, 60°00' west longitude, and thence along a rhumb line in a southerly direction to Cape North, Nova Scotia.
Subdivision 21.4Vn (Northern subdivision)
That portion of division 21.4V lying north of the parallel of 45°40' north latitude.

Subdivision 21.4Vs (Southern subdivision).
That portion of division 21.4V lying south of the parallel of 45°40' north latitude.

Division 21.4W
That portion of the subarea lying between the coast of Nova Scotia from Halifax to Fourchu and a line described as follows: beginning at Fourchu, thence along a rhumb line in an easterly direction to a point at 45°40' north latitude, 60°00' west longitude; thence due south along the meridian of 60°00' west longitude to the parallel of 44°10' north latitude; thence due east to the meridian of 59°00' west longitude; thence due south to the parallel of 39°00' north latitude, thence due west to the meridian of 63°20' west longitude; thence due north to a point on that meridian at 44°20' north latitude; thence along a rhumb line in a northwesterly direction to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Division 21.4X
That portion of the subarea lying between the western boundary of subarea 21.4 and the coasts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from the terminus of the boundary between New Brunswick and Maine to Halifax, and a line described as follows: beginning at Halifax, thence along a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to a point at 44°20' north latitude, 63°20' west longitude; thence due south to the parallel of 39°00' north latitude; and thence due west to the meridian of 65°40' west longitude.

Subarea 21.5
Subarea 21.5 is composed of two divisions:
That portion of the Convention Area lying to the west of the western boundary of subarea 21.4, to the north of the parallel of 39°00' north latitude and to the east of the meridian of 71°40' west longitude.


1* These two sub-units are not recorded in the 6th publication of the NAFO Convention (May 2000). However, following a proposal of the NAFO Scientific Council, they were approved by the NAFO General Council pursuant to Article XX(2) of the NAFO Convention.
Division 21.5Y
That portion of the subarea lying between the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts from the border between Maine and New Brunswick to 70°00' west longitude on Cape Cod (at approximately 42° north latitude) and a line described as follows: beginning at a point on Cape Cod at 70° west longitude (at approximately 42° north latitude); thence due north to 42°20' north latitude; thence due east to 67°18'13.15''' west longitude at the boundary of Subareas 21.4 and 21.5; and thence along that boundary to the boundary of Canada and the United States of America.

Division 21.5Z
That portion of the subarea lying to the south and east of division 21.5Y.Division 21.5Z is divided into two subdivisions, an eastern subdivision and a western subdivision defined as follows:

1* These two sub-units are not recorded in the 6th publication of the NAFO Convention (May 2000). However, following a proposal of the NAFO Scientific Council, they were approved by the NAFO General Council pursuant to Article XX(2) of the NAFO Convention.
Subdivision 21.5Ze - Eastern subdivision
Subdivision 21.5Ze is sub-divided into two sub-units*
That portion of division 21.5Z lying east of the meridian of 70°00'west longitude;


1* These two sub-units are not recorded in the 6th publication of the NAFO Convention (May 2000). However, following a proposal of the NAFO Scientific Council, they were approved by the NAFO General Council pursuant to Article XX(2) of the NAFO Convention.
Subunit 21.5Zu (United States waters)
is that part of Subdivision 21.5Ze to the west of the geodetic lines connecting the points with the following coordinates:

Latitude NorthLongitude West
A44°11'12''67°16'46''
B42°53'14''67°44'35''
C42°31'08''67°28'05''
D40°27'05''65°41'59''


Subunit 21.5Zc (Canadian waters)
is that part of Subdivision 21.5Ze to the east of the above-mentioned geodetic lines.
Subdivision 21.5Zw Western Subdivision
That portion of Division 21.5Z lying west of the meridian of 70°00'west longitude.
Subarea 21.6
Subarea 21.6 is composed of eight divisions:
That part of the Convention Area bounded by a line beginning at a point on the coast of Rhode Island at 71°40' west longitude, thence due south to 39°00' north latitude; thence due east to 42°00' west longitude; thence due south to 35°00' north latitude; thence due west to the coast of North America; thence northwards along the coast of North America to a point on Rhode Island at 71°40' west longitude.

Division 21.6A
That portion of the subarea lying to the north of the parallel of 39°00' north latitude and to the west of subarea 21.5.
Division 21.6B
That portion of the subarea lying to the west of 70°00' west latitude, to the south of the parallel of 39°00' north latitude, and to the north and west of a line running westward along the parallel of 37°00' north latitude to 76°00' west longitude and thence due south to Cape Henry, Virginia.

Division 21.6C
That portion of the subarea lying to the west of 70°00' west longitude and to the south of subdivision 21.6B.

Division 21.6D
That portion of the subarea lying to the east of divisions 21.6B and 21.6C and to the west of 65°00' west longitude.

Division 21.6E
That portion of the subarea lying to the east of division 21.6D and to the west of 60°00' west longitude.

Division 21.6F
That portion of the subarea lying to the east of division 21.6E and to the west of 55°00' west longitude.

Division 21.6G
That portion of the subarea lying to the east of division 21.6F and to the west of 50°00' west longitude.

Division 21.6H
That portion of the subarea lying to the east of division 21.6G and to the west of 42°00' west longitude.

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