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Figure-H2.41.0

Fig. H2.41.0 shows the boundaries of the Southwest Atlantic (Major Fishing Area 41).

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

The Southwest Atlantic statistical area comprises all the marine waters bounded by a line starting from a point on the coast of South America at 5°00'N latitude; thence due east to 30°00'W longitude; thence due south to the Equator; thence due east to 20°00'W longitude; thence due south to 50°00'S latitude, thence due west to 50°00'W longitude; thence due south to 60°00'S latitude; thence due west to 67°16'W longitude; thence due north to the point at 56°22'S latitude - 67°16'W longitude; thence due east along a line at 56°22'S latitude to the point at 65°43'W longitude, thence following a line joining the points at 55°22'S - 65°43'W, 55°11'S - 66°04'W, 55°07'S - 66°25'W; thence in a northerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Northern (Subarea 41.1)
The Southwest Atlantic is divided into the following subareas and divisions:

All the marine waters bounded by a line starting from a point on the coast of South America at 5°00'N latitude; thence due east to 30°00'W longitude; thence due south to the Equator; thence due east to 20°00'W longitude; thence due south to 20°00'S latitude; thence due west to the coast of Brazil; thence in a northerly and westerly direction along the coast of South America to the point of departure.
Amazon (Division 41.1.1)
The waters bounded by a line starting from a point on the coast of South America at 5°00'N latitude; thence running along this parallel to where it meets the meridian at 40°00'W longitude; thence due south to the point where this meridian intersects the coast of Brazil; thence in a northwesterly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Natal (Division 41.1.2)
The waters bounded by a line due north from the coast of Brazil along the meridian at 40°00'W longitude to where it meets the Equator; thence due east along the Equator to the meridian at 32°00'W longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 10°00'S latitude; thence due west to the coast of South America; thence in a northerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Salvador (Division 41.1.3)
The waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 10°00'S latitude to where it meets the meridian at 35°00'W longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 20°00'S latitude; thence due west along this parallel to the coast of South America; thence in a northerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Nothern Oceanic (Division 41.1.4)
The waters bounded by a line starting at the Equator and going north along 40°00‘W longitude to 5°00'N latitude; thence due east to the meridian at 30°00'W longitude; thence due south to the Equator; thence due east to the meridian at 20°00'W longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 20°00'S latitude; thence due west to the meridian at 35°00'W longitude; thence due north to the parallel at 10°00'S latitude; thence due east to the meridian at 32°00'W longitude; thence due north to the Equator; thence due west to the meridian at 40°00'W longitude to the starting point.

Central (Subarea 41.2)
All the marine waters bounded by a line starting from a point on the coast of South America at 20°00'S latitude; thence due east to 20°00'W longitude; thence due south to 40°00'S latitude; thence due west to the coast of Argentina; thence in a northeasterly direction along the coast of South America to the point of departure.
Santos (Division 41.2.1)
The waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 20°00'S latitude to where it meets the meridian at 39°00'W longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 29°00'S latitude; thence due west along this parallel to the coast of South America; thence in a northerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Rio Grande (Division 41.2.2)
The waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 29°00'S latitude to where it meets the meridian at 45°00'W longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 34°00'S latitude; thence due west along this parallel to the coast of South America; thence in a northerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Platense (Division 41.2.3)
The waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 34°00'S latitude to where it meets the meridian at 50°00'W longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 40°00'S latitude; thence due west along this parallel to the coast of South America; thence in a northerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Central Oceanic (Division 41.2.4)
The waters bounded by a line due east from a point at 20°00'S latitude and 39°00'W longitude to the meridian at 20°00'W longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 40°00'S latitude; thence due west to the meridian at 50°00'W longitude; thence due north to the parallel at 34°00'S latitude; thence due east to the meridian at 45°00'W longitude; thence due north to the parallel at 29°00'S latitude; thence due east to the meridian at 39°00'W longitude; thence due north to the starting point.

Southern (Subarea 41.3)
All the marine waters bounded by a line starting from a point on the coast of Argentina at 40°00'S latitude; thence due east along this parallel to 20°00'W longitude; thence due south to 50°00'S latitude; thence due west to 50°00'W longitude; thence due south to 60°00'S latitude; thence due west to 67°16'W longitude; thence due north to 56°22'S latitude; thence due east to 65°43'W longitude; thence due north to 55°22'S latitude thence following a loxodromic line joining the points at 56°22'S - 65°43'W; 55°11'S - 66°04'W; 55°07'S - 66°25'W; thence in a northwesterly direction along the coast of South America; thence across the Strait of Magellan; thence in a northerly direction along the coast to the point of departure.

Northern Patagonian (Division 41.3.1)
The waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 40°00'S latitude to where it meets the meridian at 50°00'W longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 48°00'S latitude; thence due west along this parallel to the coast of South America; thence in a northerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Southern Patagonian (Division 41.3.2)
The waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 48°00'S latitude to where it meets the meridian at 50°00'W longitude; thence due south to the paralell at 60°00'S latitude; thence due west along this parallel to the meridian at 67°16'W longitude; thence due north to the point at 56°22'S - 67°16'W; thence due east to 65°43‘W longitude; thence due north to 55°22‘S latitude; thence following a loxodromic line joining the points at 56°22'S - 65°43'W; 55°11'S - 66°04'W; 55°07'S - 66°25'W; thence in a northwesterly direction along the coast of South America; thence across the Strait of Magellan; thence in a northerly direction along the coast to the starting point.

Southern Oceanic (Division 41.3.3)
The waters bounded by a line due east from a point at 40°00'S latitude - 50°00'W longitude to the meridian at 20°00'W longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 50°00'S latitude; thence due west to 50°00'W longitude; thence due north to the starting point.

 
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