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Figure-H3.57.0

Fig. H3.57.0 shows the boundaries of the Eastern Indian Ocean (Major Fishing Area 57).

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

All marine waters of the Eastern Indian Ocean bounded by a line commencing on the southeast coast of India at 77°00'E longitude where the boundary between the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu meet at the sea; thence due south to the Equator; thence due east to 80°00'E longitude; thence due south along the meridian 80°00'E to 55°00'S latitude; thence running along this parallel to 150°00'E longitude; thence due north to a point at 37°31'30''S latitude; thence on a rhumb line in a northwesterly direction to meet the southeast coast of Australia at the boundary between the States of New South Wales and Victoria at Cape Howe; thence in a westerly direction round the south, the west and the northwest coasts of Australia to a point at 129°00'E longitude at the boundary between the State of Western Australia and the Northern Territory; thence running due north to 8°S latitude thence due west to 113°28'E longitude; thence due north to meet the south coast of Java at 8°23'S latitude; thence in a westerly direction along the coasts of Java and Sumatra; thence round the coast of Sumatra running south in the Strait of Malacca; thence across the Strait at 2°30'N latitude to meet the coast of the Malay Peninsula; thence in a northerly and westerly direction along the coasts facing the Bay of Bengal to the point of departure.

The Eastern Indian Ocean is divided into the following subareas and divisions:
Bay of Bengal (Subarea 57.1)
The waters bounded by a line commencing on the southeast coast of India at 77°00'E longitude where the boundary between the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu meet at the sea; thence due south to the Equator; thence due east to 80°00'E longitude; thence due north to 3°00'N latitude; thence due east to 85°00'E longitude; thence due north to 5°00'N latitude; thence due east to meet the northern coast of Sumatra; thence round the coast of Sumatra running south in the Strait of Malacca; thence across the Strait at 2°30'N latitude to meet the coast of Malay Peninsula; thence in a northerly and westerly direction along the coasts facing the Bay of Bengal to the point of departure.

Northern (Subarea 57.2)
The waters bounded by a line commencing at 5°00'N latitude, 85°00'E longitude and running due east to the northern tip of the coast of Sumatra; thence in a southeasterly direction round the coast of Sumatra; thence across the marine waters between Sumatra and Java commencing on the coast of Sumatra at the boundary between the District of Lampung Utara and the District of Lampung Selatan at 5°31'S latitude, 104°33'E longitude and running along a rhumb line between Cape Tjuku Redak on the mainland of Sumatra and Cape Batu Kebucung on the Island of Tebuan to the position 6°15'S latitude, 105°04'E longitude; thence along a rhumb line between Cape Parat on the Island of Panaitan and the southeastern tip of the Island of Rakarta to the western coast of Java at the boundary between the District of Lebak and the District of Serang at 6°23'S latitude, 105°49'E longitude; thence running due east along the coast of Java to the boundary between the districts of Jember and Banyuwangi at 8°23'S latitude, 113°28'E longitude; thence due south to parallel 15°00'S; thence running due west to 80°00'E longitude; thence due north to 3°00'N latitude; thence due east to 85°00'E longitude; thence due north to 5°00'N latitude at the point of departure.

Central (Subarea 57.3)
The waters bounded by a line commencing at the position 15°00'S latitude and 80°00'E longitude running due east to the meridian 110°00'E; thence due south to the parallel 35°00'S; thence due west to the meridian 80°00'E; thence due north to the starting point.

Oceanic (Subarea 57.4)
The waters bounded by a line commencing at the position 35°00'S latitude and 80°00'E longitude running due east to the meridian 110°00'E; thence due south to the parallel 40°00'S; thence due east to the meridian 135°00'E; thence due south to the parallel 45°00'S; thence due east to the meridian 150°00'E; thence due south to the parallel 55°00'S; thence due west to the meridian 80°00'E; thence due north to the starting point.

Western Australia (Subarea 57.5)
The waters bounded by a line commencing on the northern coast of Australia at 129°00'E longitude; thence due north to 8°S latitude; thence due west to 113°28'E longitude; thence due south to 15°00'S latitude; thence due west to 110°00'E longitude; thence due south to 40°00'S latitude; thence due east to 129°00'E longitude; thence due north to meet the southern coast of Australia at the boundary between the State of Western Australia and the State of South Australia.

Northwest Australia (Division 57.5.1)
The waters bounded by a line commencing on the northern coast of Australia at the boundary between the State of Western Australia and the Northern Territory at 129°00'E longitude running due north to the parallel 8°S; thence due west to the meridian 113°28'E; thence due south to the parallel 15°00'S; thence due west to the meridian 110°00'E; thence due south to the parallel 23°30'S; thence due east to the coast of Australia.

Southwest Australia (Division 57.5.2)
The waters bounded by a line commencing on the western coast of Australia at 23°30'S latitude running due west to the meridian 110°00'E; thence due south to the parallel 40°00'S; thence due east to the meridian 129°00'E; thence due north to meet the southern coast of Australia at the boundary between the State of Western Australia and the State of South Australia.

Southern Australia (Subarea 57.6)
The waters bounded by a line commencing on the southern coast of Australia at 129°00'E longitude (the boundary between the State of Western Australia and the State of South Australia), running due south to the parallel 40°00'S; thence due east to the meridian 135°00'E; thence due south to the parallel 45°00'S; thence due east to the meridian 150°00'E; thence due north to the position 37°31'50''S latitude and 150°00'E longitude; thence in a northwesterly direction along a rhumb line to meet the southeast coast of Australia at the boundary between the States of New South Wales and Victoria at 37°30'22''S latitude and 149°58'30''E longitude which is in the vicinity of Cape Howe.

 
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