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  4. Members
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Objectives The objective of South East Atlantic Fishery Organization (SEAFO) is to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources in SEAFO’s area of competence. Area of competence

All waters beyond areas of national jurisdiction in the area bounded by a line joining the following points along parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude:

Beginning at the outer limit of waters under national jurisdiction at a point 6° South, thence due west along the 6º South parallel to the meridian 10° West, thence due north along the 10º West meridian to the equator, thence due west along the equator to the meridian 20° West, thence due south along the 20º West meridian to a parallel 50° South, thence due east along the 50º South parallel to the meridian 30° East, thence due north along the 30º East meridian to the coast of the African continent.

SEAFO area of competence - High seas
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers and boundaries. Dashed lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.
Species and stocks coverage

All living marine resources of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and other sedentary species within the SEAFO Convention Area, but excluding:

  1. sedentary species subject to the fishery jurisdiction of coastal States pursuant to article 77 paragraph 4 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; and
  2. highly migratory species listed in Annex I of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Member: Angola, European Union, Japan, Namibia, Norway, Republic of Korea, South Africa.

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