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Figure-H5.48.0

Figure H5.48.0 shows the boundaries of the Antarctic Atlantic (Major Fishing Area 48) corresponding to the CCAMLR Area for statistical purposes.

A description of the area and its subareas follows:

All marine waters of Antarctic Atlantic bounded by a line commencing from a point at longitude 70°00'W on the coast of Antarctica at Palmer Land; thence running across the George VI Sound to a point at longitude 70°00'W on the south coast of Alexander Island; thence along the east coast of this island to a point on the northeast coast at longitude 70°00'W; thence running due north to latitude 60°00'S; thence due east along this parallel to 50°00'W longitude; thence due north to 50°00'S latitude; thence due east along this parallel to 30°00'E longitude; thence due south to Princess Ragnhild coast in Antarctica; thence running in a westerly direction along the coast of Antarctica to the point of departure.

The Antarctic Atlantic is divided into the following subareas:

Peninsular (Subarea 48.1)
The waters bounded by a line commencing from a point at 70°00'W longitude on the coast of Antarctica at Palmer Land; thence running across the George VI Sound to a point at 70°00'W longitude on the south coast of Alexander Island; thence along the east coast of this island to a point on the northeast coast at 70°00'W longitude; thence due north to 60°00'S latitude; thence due east to 50°00'W longitude; thence due south to 65°00'S latitude; thence due west to a point on the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula at 65°00'S latitude; thence running in a northeasterly and then southwesterly direction along the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula to the point of departure.

South Orkney (Subarea 48.2)
The waters bounded by a line running from a point at 64°00'S latitude and 50°00'W longitude; thence due north to a point at 57°00'S latitude and 50°00'W longitude; thence due east to 30°00'W longitude; thence due south to 64°00'S latitude; thence due west to the point of departure.

South Georgia (Subarea 48.3)
The waters bounded by a line running from a point at 57°00'S latitude and 50°00'W longitude; thence due north along meridian 50°00'W to parallel 50°00'S; thence due east to 30°00'W longitude; thence due south to 57°00'S latitude; thence due west to the point of departure.

South Sandwich (Subarea 48.4)
The waters bounded by a line running from a point at 64°00'S latitude and 30°00'W longitude; thence due north along meridian 30°00'W to parallel 50°00'S; thence due east to 20°00'W longitude; thence due south to 64°00'S latitude; thence due west to the point of departure.

Weddel Sea (Subarea 48.5)
The waters bounded by a line running from a point at 65°00'S latitude on the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula; thence due east to 50°00'W longitude; thence due north to 64°00'S latitude; thence running due east along this parallel to 20°00'W longitude; thence due south to the coast of Antarctica near Coats Land; thence running in a southwesterly and then northerly direction along the coast of Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula to the point of departure.

Bouvet (Subarea 48.6)
The waters bounded by a line running from a point at 20°00'W longitude on the coast of Antarctica near Coats Land; thence running due north along meridian 20°00'W to 50°00'S latitude; thence due east to 30°00'E longitude; thence due south to Princess Ragnhild coast in Antarctica; thence in a westerly direction along the coast of Antarctica to the point of departure.

Related Resources  
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. (CCAMLR)
 
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