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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for a world without hunger Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for a world without hunger Fisheries and Aquaculture

FAO Major Fishing Areas

ATLANTIC, EASTERN CENTRAL (Major Fishing Area 34)

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  • Northern Coastal (Subarea 34.1)

{1, 1.1, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.2, 1.3, 1.31, 1.32}

  • Northern Oceanic (Subarea 34.2)

{2}

  • Southern Coastal (Subarea 34.3)

{3, 3.1, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6}

  • Southern Oceanic (Subarea 34.4)

{4, 4.1, 4.2}

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

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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)

  • Morocco Coastal (Division 34.1.1)

  • Canaries/Madeira Insular (Division 34.1.2)

  • Sahara Coastal (Division 34.1.3)

Subarea 34.1 is divided into three divisions:

Morocco Coastal (Division 34.1.1)

  • Subdivision 34.1.11

  • Subdivision 34.1.12

  • Subdivision 34.1.13

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)

  • Subdivision 34.1.31

  • Subdivision 34.1.32

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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)

  • Cape Verde Coastal (Division 34.3.1)

  • Cape Verde Insular (Division 34.3.2)

  • Sherbro (Division 34.3.3)

  • Western Gulf of Guinea (Division 34.3.4)

  • Central Gulf of Guinea (Division 34.3.5)

  • Southern Gulf of Guinea (Division 34.3.6)

Subarea 34.3 is divided into six divisions:

Cape Verde Coastal (Division 34.3.1)

  • Subdivision 34.3.11

  • Subdivision 34.3.12

  • Subdivision 34.3.13

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.

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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)

  • Southwest Gulf of Guinea (Division 34.4.1)

  • Southwest Oceanic (Division 34.4.2)

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.