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Figure-H2.34.0

Fig. H2.34.0 shows the boundaries of the subareas, divisions and subdivisions of the Eastern Central Atlantic (Major Fishing Area 34).

A description of the area and its subareas, divisions and subdivisions follows.

The waters bounded by a line running from a point of the high-water mark of North Africa at 5°36' west longitude; thence running in a southerly direction following the high-water mark along the coast of Africa to a point at Punta do Padrao at 6°04'36'' south latitude and 12°19'48'' east longitude; thence along a rhumb line in a northwesterly direction to a point at 6°00' south latitude and 12°00' east longitude; thence due west along 6°00' south latitude to 20°00' west longitude; thence due north to the Equator; thence due west to 30°00' west longitude; thence due north to 5°00' north latitude; thence due west to 40°00' west longitude, thence due north to 36°00' north latitude; thence due east to Punta Marroqui at 5°36' west longitude and 36°00' north latitude; thence due south to the original point on the African coast.

The Eastern Central Atlantic is divided in the following way:


Northern Coastal (Subarea 34.1)
Subarea 34.1 is divided into three divisions:
Morocco Coastal (Division 34.1.1)
Waters lying between 36°00' north latitude and 26°00' north latitude, and east of a line drawn due south from 36°00' north latitude along 13°00' west longitude to 29°00' north latitude, and thence in a southwesterly direction along a rhumb line to a point at 26°00' north latitude and 16°00' west longitude.

Division 34.1.1 is divided into three subdivisions defined as follows:

Subdivision 34.1.11
from 36°00' north latitude to south of El Jadida at 33°00' north latitude, and east of 13°00' west longitude.

Subdivision 34.1.12
from 33°00' north latitude to 29°00' (Ifni) north latitude and east of 13°00' west longitude.

Subdivision 34.1.13
from Ifni at 29°00' north latitude to the southern boundary of the Division at 26°00' north latitude (Cabo Bojador), and east of a rhumb line running in a southwesterly direction from 29°00' north latitude to 26°00' north latitude and 16°00' west longitude.

Canaries/Madeira Insular (Division 34.1.2)
Waters lying between 36°00' north latitude and 26°00' north latitude, and between 20°00' west longitude and a line drawn from 36°00' north latitude along 13°00' west longitude to 29°00' north latitude, and thence along a rhumb line in a southwesterly direction to a point at 26°00' north latitude and 16°00' west longitude.

Sahara Coastal (Division 34.1.3)
Waters lying between 26°00' north latitude and 19°00' north latitude and east of 20°00' west longitude.

Division 34.1.3 is divided into two subdivisions defined as follows:
Subdivision 34.1.31
from 26°00' north latitude to Cape Barbas at 22°30' northlatitude and east of 20°00' west longitude.

Subdivision 34.1.32
from 22°30' north latitude to the southern boundary of the Division at 19°00' north latitude at Cape Timiris and east of 20°00' west longitude.

Northern Oceanic (Subarea 34.2)
Waters lying between 36°00' north latitude and 20°00' north latitude and between 40°00' west longitude and 20°00' west longitude.

Southern Coastal (Subarea 34.3)
Subarea 34.3 is divided into six divisions:
Cape Verde Coastal (Division 34.3.1)
Waters lying between 19°00' north latitude and 9°00' north latitude, and east of 20°00' west longitude.

Division 34.3.1: is divided into three subdivisions defined as follows:

Subdivision 34.3.11
from 19°00' north latitude to 16°00' north latitude at theestuary of the Senegal river, and east of 20°00' west longitude.

Subdivision 34.3.12
from 16°00' north latitude to Cape Roxo at 12°20' northlatitude and east of 20°00' west longitude.

Subdivision 34.3.13
from 12°20' north latitude to the southern boundary of theDivision at 9°00' north latitude, and east of 20°00' west longitude.

Cape Verde Insular (Division 34.3.2)
Waters lying between 20°00' north latitude and 10°00' north latitude, and between 30°00' west longitude and 20°00' west longitude.

Sherbro (Division 34.3.3)
Waters lying between 9°00' north latitude and the Equator, and between 20°00' west longitude and 8°00' west longitude.

Western Gulf of Guinea (Division 34.3.4)
Waters lying north of the Equator, and between 8°00' west longitude and 3°00' east longitude.

Central Gulf of Guinea (Division 34.3.5)
Waters lying north of the Equator, and east of 3°00' east longitude.

Southern Gulf of Guinea (Division 34.3.6)
Waters lying between the Equator and 6°00' south latitude, and east of 3°00' east longitude. This Division includes also the waters of the Congo Estuary lying south of 6°00' south latitude included by a line drawn form a point at Ponta do Padrao (6°04'36'' south latitude and 12°19'48'' east longitude) along a rhumb line in a northwesterly direction to a point on 6°00' south latitude and 12°00' east longitude, and thence due east along 6°00' south latitude to the African coast and thence along the African coast to the original point at Ponta do Padrao.

Southern Oceanic (Subarea 34.4)
Subarea 34.4 is divided into two divisions:
Southwest Gulf of Guinea (Division 34.4.1)
Waters lying between the Equator and 6°00' south latitude, and between 20°00' west longitude and 3°00' east longitude.

Southwest Oceanic (Division 34.4.2)
Waters lying between 20°00' north latitude and 5°00' north latitude, and between 40°00' west longitude and 30°00' west longitude and waters lying between 10°00' north latitude and the Equator, and between 30°00' west longitude and 20°00' west longitude.

 
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