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Regulation (EC) No 216/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic (recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 1–41 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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31.3.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 87/1


REGULATION (EC) No 216/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 11 March 2009

on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic (recast)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 285(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty (1),

Whereas:

(1)

Council Regulation (EC) No 2597/95 of 23 October 1995 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic (2) has been substantially amended several times (3). Since further amendments are to be made, it should be recast in the interests of clarity.

(2)

The European Community has acquired membership of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

(3)

The protocol established between the Council of the European Union and the Commission of the European Communities provides for the Commission to supply the FAO with the requested statistics.

(4)

In accordance with the principle of subsidiarity the objectives of the proposed action can only be achieved on the basis of a Community legal act because only the Commission can coordinate the necessary harmonisation of the statistical information at Community level while the collection of fishery statistics and the necessary infrastructure to process and monitor the reliability of those statistics are first and foremost the responsibility of the Member States.

(5)

Several Member States have requested submission of data in a different form or through a different medium from that specified in Annex V (the equivalent of the Statlant questionnaires).

(6)

The measures necessary for the implementation of this Regulation should be adopted in accordance with Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission (4).

(7)

In particular, the Commission should be empowered to adapt the lists of statistical fishing areas, or subdivisions thereof, and species. Since those measures are of general scope and are designed to amend non-essential elements of this Regulation, they must be adopted in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny provided for in Article 5a of Decision 1999/468/EC,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Each Member State shall submit to the Commission data on the nominal catches by vessels registered in or flying the flag of that Member State fishing in certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic, with due regard to Council Regulation (Euratom, EEC) No 1588/90 of 11 June 1990 on the transmission of data subject to statistical confidentiality to the Statistical Office of the European Communities (5).

The nominal catch data shall include all fishery products landed or transhipped at sea in no matter what form but shall exclude quantities which, subsequent to capture, are discarded at sea, consumed on board or used as bait on board. The data shall be recorded as the live weight equivalent of the landings or transhipments, to the nearest tonne.

Article 2

1.   The data to be submitted shall be the nominal catches in each of the major fishing areas and subdivisions thereof as listed in Annex I, described in Annex II and illustrated in Annex III. For each of the major fishing areas the species for which data are required are listed in Annex IV.

2.   The data for each calendar year shall be submitted within six months of the end of the year.

3.   Where the Member State's vessels under Article 1 have not fished in a major fishing area in the calendar year, the Member State shall inform the Commission to this effect. However, where fishing has occurred in a major fishing area, submissions shall only be required for species/subdivision combinations for which catches were recorded in the annual period of the submission.

4.   The data for species of minor importance caught by the vessels of a Member State need not be individually identified in the submissions but may be included in an aggregated item provided that the weight of the products does not exceed 5 % of the total annual catch in that major fishing area.

5.   The Commission may amend the lists of statistical fishing areas, or subdivisions thereof, and species.

Those measures, designed to amend non-essential elements of this Regulation, shall be adopted in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny referred to in Article 5(2).

Article 3

Except where provisions adopted under the common fisheries policy dictate otherwise, a Member State shall be permitted to use sampling techniques to derive catch data for those parts of the fleet for which the complete coverage of the data would involve the excessive application of administrative procedures. The details of the sampling procedures, together with details of the proportion of the total data derived by such techniques, must be included by the Member State in the report submitted pursuant to Article 6(1).

Article 4

Member States shall fulfil their obligations pursuant to Articles 1 and 2 by submitting the data on magnetic medium, the format of which is given in Annex V.

Member States may submit data in the format detailed in Annex VI.

With the prior approval of the Commission, Member States may submit data in a different form or on a different medium.

Article 5

1.   The Commission shall be assisted by the Standing Committee for Agricultural Statistics, set up by Council Decision 72/279/EEC (6), hereinafter referred to as ‘the Committee’.

2.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5a(1) to (4) and Article 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof.

Article 6

1.   By 14 November 1996 Member States shall submit a detailed report to the Commission describing how the data on catches are derived and specifying the degree of representativeness and reliability of those data. The Commission shall draw up a summary of those reports for discussion within the competent Working Group of the Committee.

2.   Member States shall inform the Commission of any modifications to the information provided under paragraph 1 within three months of their introduction.

3.   Methodological reports, data availability and data reliability referred to in paragraph 1 and other relevant issues connected with the application of this Regulation shall be examined once a year within the competent Working Group of the Committee.

Article 7

1.   Regulation (EC) No 2597/95 is hereby repealed.

2.   References to the repealed Regulation shall be construed as references to this Regulation and shall be read in accordance with the correlation table in Annex VIII.

Article 8

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Strasbourg, 11 March 2009.

For the European Parliament

The President

H.-G. PÖTTERING

For the Council

The President

A. VONDRA


(1)  Opinion of the European Parliament of 17 June 2008 (not yet published in the Official Journal) and Council Decision of 26 February 2009.

(2)   OJ L 270, 13.11.1995, p. 1.

(3)  See Annex VII.

(4)   OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23.

(5)   OJ L 151, 15.6.1990, p. 1.

(6)   OJ L 179, 7.8.1972, p. 1.


ANNEX I

LIST OF THE FAO MAJOR FISHING AREAS AND SUBDIVISIONS THEREOF FOR WHICH DATA ARE TO BE SUBMITTED

(The descriptions of these areas and subdivisions are to be found in Annex II)

EASTERN CENTRAL ATLANTIC (Major fishing area 34)

34.1.1.

Morocco coastal division

34.1.2.

Canaries/Madeira insular division

34.1.3.

Sahara coastal division

34.2.

Northern oceanic sub-area

34.3.1.

Cape Verde coastal division

34.3.2.

Cape Verde insular division

34.3.3.

Sherbro division

34.3.4.

Western Gulf of Guinea division

34.3.5.

Central Gulf of Guinea division

34.3.6.

Southern Gulf of Guinea division

34.4.1.

South-west Gulf of Guinea division

34.4.2.

South-west oceanic division

MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA (Major fishing area 37)

37.1.1.

Balearic division

37.1.2.

Gulf of Lions division

37.1.3.

Sardinia division

37.2.1.

Adriatic division

37.2.2.

Ionian division

37.3.1.

Aegean division

37.3.2.

Levant division

37.4.1.

Marmara Sea division

37.4.2.

Black Sea division

37.4.3.

Azov Sea division

SOUTH-WEST ATLANTIC (Major fishing area 41)

41.1.1.

Amazon division

41.1.2.

Natal division

41.1.3.

Salvador division

41.1.4.

Northern oceanic division

41.2.1.

Santos division

41.2.2.

Rio Grande division

41.2.3.

Platense division

41.2.4.

Central Oceanic division

41.3.1.

Northern Patagonian division

41.3.2.

Southern Patagonian division

41.3.3.

Southern oceanic division

SOUTH-EAST ATLANTIC (Major fishing area 47)

47.1.1.

Cape Palmeirinhas division

47.1.2.

Cape Salinas division

47.1.3.

Cunene division

47.1.4.

Cape Cross division

47.1.5.

Orange River division

47.1.6.

Cape of Good Hope division

47.2.1.

Middle Agulhas division

47.2.2.

Eastern Agulhas division

47.3.

Southern oceanic sub-area

47.4.

Tristan da Cunha sub-area

47.5.

St Helena and Ascension sub-area

WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN (Major fishing area 51)

51.1.

Red Sea sub-area

51.2.

Gulf sub-area

51.3.

Western Arabian Sea sub-area

51.4.

Eastern Arabian Sea, Laccadive and Sri Lanka sub-area

51.5.

Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania sub-area

51.6.

Madagascar and Mozambique Channel sub-area

51.7.

Oceanic sub-area

51.8.1.

Marion-Edward division

51.8.2.

Zambesi division


ANNEX II

EASTERN CENTRAL ATLANTIC (Major fishing area 34)

Annex III A shows the boundaries and the sub-areas, divisions and subdivisions of the eastern central Atlantic (Major fishing area 34 (eastern central Atlantic)). A description of the area and its sub-areas, divisions and subdivisions follows. The eastern central Atlantic includes all the waters of the Atlantic bounded by a line drawn as follows:

from a point on the high-water mark of North Africa at 5o36′ west longitude in a south-westerly direction following the high-water mark along this coast to a point at Ponta do Padrão (6o04′36″ south latitude and 12o19′48″ east longitude); thence along a rhumb line in a north-westerly direction to a point on 6o00′ south latitude and 12o00′ east longitude; thence due west along 6o00′ south latitude to 20o00′ west longitude; thence due north to the Equator; thence due west to 30o00′ west longitude; thence due north to 5o00′ north latitude; thence due west to 40o00′ west longitude, thence due north to 36o00′ north latitude; thence due east to Punta Marroqui at 5o36′ west longitude; thence due south to the original point on the African coast.

The eastern central Atlantic is subdivided in the following way:

Northern coastal sub-area (Sub-area 34.1)

(a)   Morocco coastal division (Division 34.1.1)

Waters lying between 36o00′ north latitude and 26o00′ north latitude, and east of a line drawn due south from 36o00′ north latitude along 13o00′ west longitude to 29o00′ north latitude, and thence in south-westerly direction along a rhumb line to a point at 26o00′ north latitude and 16o00′ west longitude.

(b)   Canaries/Madeira insular (Division 34.1.2)

Waters lying between 36o00′ north latitude and 26o00′ north latitude, and between 20o00′ west longitude and a line drawn from 36o00′ north latitude along 13o00′ west longitude to 29o00′ north latitude, and thence along a rhumb line to a point at 26o00′ north latitude and 16o00′ west longitude.

(c)   Sahara coastal division (Division 34.1.3)

Waters lying between 26o00′ north latitude and 19o00′ north latitude and east of 20o00′ west longitude.

Northern oceanic sub-area (Sub-area 34.2)

Waters lying between 36o00′ north latitude and 20o00′ north latitude and between 40o00′ west longitude and 20o00′ west longitude.

Southern coastal sub-area (Sub-area 34.3)

(a)   Cape Verde coastal division (Division 34.3.1)

Waters lying between 19o00′ and 9o00′ north latitude, and east of 20o00′ west longitude.

(b)   Cape Verde insular division (Division 34.3.2)

Waters lying between 20o00′ north latitude and 10o00′ north latitude, and between 30o00′ west longitude and 20o00′ west longitude.

(c)   Sherbro division (Division 34.3.3)

Waters lying between 9o00′ north latitude and the Equator, and between 20o00′ west longitude and 8o00′ west longitude.

(d)   Western Gulf of Guinea division (Division 34.3.4)

Waters lying north of the Equator, and between 8o00′ west longitude and 3o00′ east longitude.

(e)   Central Gulf of Guinea division (Division 34.3.5)

Waters lying north of the Equator, and east of 3o00′ east longitude.

(f)   Southern Gulf of Guinea division (Division 34.3.6)

Waters lying between the Equator and 6o00′ south latitude, and east of 3o00′ east longitude. This division includes also the waters of the Congo estuary lying south of 6o00′ south latitude included by a line drawn from a point at Ponta do Padrão (6o04′36″ south latitude and 12o19′48″ east longitude) along a rhumb line in a north-westerly direction to a point on 6o00′ south latitude and 12o00′ east longitude, and thence due east along 6o00′ south latitude to the African coast and thence along the African coast to the original point at Ponta do Padrão.

Southern oceanic sub-area (Sub-area 34.4)

(a)   South-west Gulf of Guinea division (Division 34.4.1)

Waters lying between the Equator and 6o00′ south latitude, and between 20o00′ west longitude and 3o00′ east longitude.

(b)   South-west Oceanic division (Division 34.4.2)

Waters lying between 20o00′ north latitude and 5o00′ north latitude, and between 40o00′ west longitude and 30o00′ west longitude; waters lying between 10o00′ north latitude and the Equator, and between 30o00′ west longitude and 20o00′ west longitude.

MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA (Major fishing area 37)

Annex III B shows the boundaries and the sub-areas and divisions of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (Major fishing area 37). A description of this area and its subdivisions follows.

The Mediterranean and Black Sea statistical area comprises all the marine waters of (a) the Mediterranean Sea; (b) the Sea of Marmara; (c) the Black Sea; and (d) the Sea of Azov. Marine waters include brackish water lagoons and all other areas where fishes and other organisms of marine origin are predominant. The western and south-eastern limits are defined as follows:

(a)

western limit: a line running due south along 5o36′ west longitude from Punta Marroqui to the coast of Africa;

(b)

south-eastern limit: the northern (Mediterranean) entrance of the Suez Canal.

THE SUB-AREAS AND DIVISIONS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA STATISTICAL AREA

The western Mediterranean (Sub-area 37.1) comprises the following divisions:

(a)   Balearic (Division 37.1.1)

The waters of the western Mediterranean bounded by a line commencing on the coast of Africa at the Algerian/Tunisian frontier running due north to 38o00′ north latitude; thence due west to 8o00′ east longitude; thence due north to 41o20′ north latitude; thence westward along a rhumb line to the mainland coast at the eastern end of the frontier between France and Spain; thence following the Spanish coast to Punta Marroqui; thence due south along 5o36′ west longitude to the coast of Africa; thence following in an eastwards direction the coast of Africa to the starting point.

(b)   Gulf of Lions (Division 37.1.2)

The waters of the north-western Mediterranean Sea bounded by a line commencing on the mainland coast at the eastern end of the frontier between France and Spain running eastward along a rhumb line to 8o00′ east longitude 41o20′ north latitude; thence northward along a rhumb line to the mainland coast at the frontier between France and Italy; thence following in a south-westerly direction the coast of France to the starting point.

(c)   Sardinia (Division 37.1.3)

The waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and adjacent waters bounded by a line commencing on the coast of Africa at the Algerian/Tunisian frontier running due north to 38o00′ north latitude; thence due west to 8o00′ east longitude; thence due north to 41o20′ north latitude; thence northward along a rhumb line to the mainland coast at the frontier between France and Italy; thence following the coast of Italy to 38o00′ north latitude; thence due west along 38o00′ north latitude to the coast of Sicily; thence following the northern coast of Sicily to Trapani; thence along a rhumb line to Cape Bon; thence westwards following the coast of Tunisia to the starting point.

The central Mediterranean (Sub-area 37.2) comprises the following divisions:

(a)   Adriatic (Division 37.2.1)

The waters of the Adriatic Sea north of a line running from the frontier between Albania and Montenegro on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea due west to Cape Gargano on the coast of Italy.

(b)   Ionian (Division 37.2.2)

The waters of the central Mediterranean and adjacent waters bounded by a line commencing at 25o00′ east longitude on the coast of north Africa running due north to 34o00′ north latitude; thence due west to 23o00′ east longitude; thence due north to the coast of Greece; thence following the west coast of Greece and the coast of Albania to the frontier between Albania and Montenegro; thence due west to Cape Gargano on the coast of Italy; thence following the coast of Italy to 38o00′ north latitude; thence due west along 38o00′ north latitude to the coast of Sicily; thence following the northern coast of Sicily to Trapani; thence along a rhumb line from Trapani to Cape Bon; thence eastwards following the coast of north Africa to the starting point.

The eastern Mediterranean (Sub-area 37.3) comprises the following divisions:

(a)   Aegean (Division 37.3.1)

The waters of the Aegean Sea and adjacent waters bounded by a line commencing on the southern coast of Greece at 23o00′ east longitude running due south to 34o00′ north latitude; thence due east to 29o00′ east longitude; thence due north to the coast of Turkey; thence following the western coast of Turkey to Kum Kale; thence along a rhumb line running from Kum Kale to Cape Hellas; thence following the coasts of Turkey and Greece to the starting point.

(b)   Levant (Division 37.3.2)

The waters of the Mediterranean Sea east of a line commencing on the coast of north Africa at 25o00′ east longitude running due north to 34o00′ north latitude; thence due east to 29o00′ east longitude; thence due north to the coast of Turkey; thence following the coasts of Turkey and other countries of the eastern Mediterranean to the starting point.

The Black Sea (Sub-area 37.4) comprises the following divisions:

(a)   Marmara Sea (Division 37.4.1)

The waters of the Marmara Sea bounded on the west by a line running from Cape Hellas to Kum Kale at the entrance of the Dardanelles; and on the east by a line running across the Bosporus from Kumdere.

(b)   Black Sea (Division 37.4.2)

The waters of the Black Sea and adjacent waters bounded on the south-west by a line running across the Bosporus from Kumdere and bounded on the north-east, at a line running from Takil Point on the Kerch peninsula to Panagija Point on the Taman peninsula.

(c)   Azov Sea (Division 37.4.3)

The waters of the Azov Sea north of a line running along the southern entrance of the Kerch Strait, commencing from Takil Point at 45o06′N and 36o27′E on the Kerch peninsula, and running across the strait to Panagija Point at 45o08′N and 36o38′E on the Taman peninsula.

SOUTH-WEST ATLANTIC (Major fishing area 41)

Annex III C shows the boundaries and the subdivisions of the south-west Atlantic (Major fishing area 41).

A description of these areas follows.

The south-west Atlantic (Major fishing area 41) shall be defined as the waters bounded by a line starting from the coast of South America along parallel 5o00′ north latitude to the meridian at 30o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the Equator; thence due east to the meridian at 20o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 50o00′ south latitude; thence due west to the meridian at 50o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 60o00′ south latitude; thence due west to the meridian at 67o16′ west longitude; thence due north to the point at 56o22′S 67o16′W; thence due east along a line at 56o22′S to the point at 65o43′W; the following line joining the points at 55o22′S 65o43′W, 55o11′S 66o04′W, 55o07′S 66o25′W; thence in a northerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

The south-west Atlantic is divided into the following divisions:

Amazon division (Division 41.1.1)

All waters bounded by a line starting on the coast of South America at 5o00′ north latitude going in along this parallel to where it meets the meridian at 40o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the point where this meridian intersects the coast of Brazil; thence in a north-westerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Natal division (Division 41.1.2)

Waters bounded by a line due north from the coast of Brazil along the meridian at 40o00′ west longitude to where it meets the Equator; thence due east along the Equator to the meridian at 32o00′W; thence due south to the parallel at 10o00′ south latitude; thence due west to where the parallel at 10o00′S meets the coast of South America; thence in a northerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Salvador division (Division 41.1.3)

Waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 10o00′ south latitude to where it meets the meridian at 35o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 20o00′ south 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.

Northern oceanic division (Division 41.1.4)

Waters bounded by a line due east from 5o00′N 40o00′W to the meridian at 30o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the Equator; thence due east to the meridian at 20o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 20o00′ south latitude; thence due west to the meridian at 35o00′ west longitude; thence due north to the parallel at 10o00′ south latitude; thence due east to the meridian at 32o00′ west longitude; thence due north to the Equator; thence due west to the meridian at 40o00′ west longitude; thence due north to the starting point.

Santos division (Division 41.2.1)

Waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 20o00′ south latitude to where it meets the meridian at 39o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 29o00′ south 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 (Division 41.2.2)

Waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 29o00′ south latitude to where it meets the meridian at 45o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 34o00′ south 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 (Division 41.2.3)

Waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 34o00′ south latitude to where it meets the meridian at 50o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 40o00′ south 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 (Division 41.2.4)

Waters bounded by a line due east from 20o00′S 39o00′W to the meridian at 20o00′ west latitude; thence due south to the parallel at 40o00′ south latitude; thence due west to the meridian at 50o00′ west latitude; thence due north to the parallel at 34o00′ south latitude; thence due east to the meridian at 45o00′ west longitude; thence due north to the parallel at 29o00′ south latitude; thence due east to the meridian at 39o00′ west longitude; thence due north to the starting point.

Northern Patagonian division (Division 41.3.1)

Waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 40o00′ south latitude to where it meets the meridian at 50o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 48o00′ south 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 (Division 41.3.2)

Waters bounded by a line due east from the coast of South America at 48o00′ south latitude to where it meets the meridian at 50o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 60o00′ south latitude; thence due west along this parallel to the meridian at 67o16′ west longitude; thence due north to the point at 56o22′S 67o16′W; thence following a loxodromic line joining the points at 56o22′S 65o43′W; 55o22′S 65o43′W; 55o11′S 66o04′W; 55o07′S 66o25′W; thence in a northerly direction along the coast of South America to the starting point.

Southern oceanic division (Division 41.3.3)

Waters bounded by a line due east from 40o00′S 50o00′W to the meridian at 20o00′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel at 50o00′ south latitude; then due north to the starting point.

SOUTH-EAST ATLANTIC (Major fishing area 47)

Annex III D shows the boundaries and subdivisions of the south-east Atlantic. A description of the ICSEAF Convention Area follows.

The south-east Atlantic (Major fishing area 47) comprises the waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 6o04′36″ south latitude and 12o19′48″ east longitude; thence in a north-westerly direction along a rhumb line to a point at the intersection of the meridian 12o east with the parallel 6o south; thence due west along this parallel to the meridian 20o west; thence due south along this meridian to the parallel 50o south, thence due east along this parallel to the meridian 30o east; thence due north along this meridian to the coast of the African continent; thence in a westerly direction along this coast to the original point of departure.

The south-east Atlantic (Major fishing area 47) is subdivided as follows:

Western coastal sub-area (Sub-area 47.1)

(a)   Cape Palmeirinhas division (Division 47.1.1)

Waters lying between 6o00′ south latitude and 10o00′ south latitude and east of 10o00′ east longitude. From this division are excluded the waters of the Congo estuary, i.e., the waters lying to the north-east of the line drawn from Ponta do Padrão (6o04′36″S and 12o19′48″E) to a point at 6o00′S and 12o00′E.

(b)   Cape Salinas division (Division 47.1.2)

Waters lying between 10o00′ south latitude and 15o00′ south latitude and east of 10o00′ east longitude.

(c)   Cunene division (Division 47.1.3)

Waters lying between 15o00′ south latitude and 20o00′ south latitude and east of 10o00′ east longitude.

(d)   Cape Cross division (Division 47.1.4)

Waters lying between 20o00′ south latitude and 25o00′ south latitude and east of 10o00′ east longitude.

(e)   Orange River division (Division 47.1.5)

Waters lying between 25o00′ south latitude and 30o00′ south latitude and east of 10o00′ east longitude.

(f)   Cape of Good Hope division (Division 47.1.6)

Waters lying between 30o00′ south latitude and 40o00′ south latitude and between 10o00′ east longitude and 20o00′ east longitude.

Agulhas coastal sub-area (Sub-area 47.2)

(a)   Middle Agulhas division (Division 47.2.1)

Waters lying north of 40o00′ south latitude and between 20o00′ east longitude and 25o00′ east longitude.

(b)   Eastern Agulhas division (Division 47.2.2)

Waters lying north of 40o00′ south latitude and between 25o00′ east longitude and 30o00′ east longitude.

Southern oceanic sub-area (Sub-area 47.3)

Waters lying between 40o00′ south latitude and 50o00′ south latitude and between 10o00′ east longitude and 30o00′ east longitude.

Tristan da Cunha sub-area (Sub-area 47.4)

Waters lying between 20o00′ south latitude and 50o00′ south latitude and between 20o00′ west longitude and 10o00′ east longitude.

St Helena and Ascension sub-area (Sub-area 47.5)

Waters lying between 6o00′ south latitude and 20o00′ south latitude and between 20o00′ west longitude and 10o00′ east longitude.

WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN (Major fishing area 51)

The western Indian Ocean comprises in general:

(a)

the Red Sea;

(b)

the Gulf of Aden;

(c)

the gulf between the coast of Iran and the Arabian Peninsula;

(d)

the Arabian Sea;

(e)

that part of the Indian Ocean, including the Mozambique Channel, lying between the meridians 30o00′E and 80o00′E and north of the line of the Antarctic convergence and including the waters around Sri Lanka.

Annex III E shows the boundaries and the subdivisions of the western Indian Ocean (Major fishing area 51).

The western Indian Ocean shall be defined as having the following boundaries:

the boundary with the Mediterranean Sea: the northern entrance of the Suez Canal,

the western marine boundary: a line commencing on the east coast of Africa at 30o00′E longitude and running due south to 45o00′S latitude,

the eastern marine boundary: a rhumb line commencing on the south-east coast of India (Point Calimere) and running in a north-easterly direction to meet a point at 82o00′E longitude 11o00′N latitude, thence running due east to meridian 85o00′E; thence due south to the parallel 3o00′N; thence due west to the meridian 80o00′E; thence due south to the parallel 45o00′S,

the southern boundary: a line running along the parallel 45o00′S from 30o00′E longitude to 80o00′E longitude.

The western Indian Ocean is subdivided in the following way:

Red Sea sub-area (Sub-area 51.1)

Northern limit: northern entrance of Suez Canal.

Southern limit: a rhumb line from the frontier between Ethiopia and the Republic of Djibouti on the coast of Africa, across the mouth of the Red Sea, to the frontier between the former Arab Republic of Yemen and the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula.

Gulf sub-area (Sub-area 51.2)

The mouth of the Gulf is closed by a line commencing at the northern tip of Ra′s Musandam and running due east to the coast of Iran.

Western Arabian Sea sub-area (Sub-area 51.3)

The eastern and southern boundaries are a line from the Iran/Pakistan frontier on the coast of Asia running due south to the parallel 20o00′N; thence due east to the meridian 65o00′E; thence due south to the parallel 10o00′N; thence due west to the coast of Africa; other marine boundaries are the common boundaries with sub-areas 51.1 and 51.2 (see above).

Eastern Arabian Sea, Laccadive and Sri Lanka sub-area (Sub-area 51.4)

The sea boundary is a line commencing on the coast of Asia at the Iran/Pakistan frontier, running due south to the parallel 20o00′N; thence due east to the meridian 65o00′E; thence due south to the parallel 10o00′S; thence due east to the meridian 80o00′E; thence due north to the parallel 3o00′N; thence due east to the meridian 85o00′E; thence due north to parallel 11o00′N; thence due west to the meridian 82o00′E; thence along a rhumb line in a south-westerly direction to the south-east coast of India.

Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania sub-area (Sub-area 51.5)

A line commencing on the coast of Somalia at 10o00′N running due east to the meridian 65o00′E; thence due south to the parallel 10o00′S; thence due west to the meridian 45o00′E; thence due south to the parallel 10o28′S; thence due west to the east coast of Africa between Ras Mwambo (to the north) and Mwambo Village (to the south).

Madagascar and Mozambique Channel sub-area (Sub-area 51.6)

A line commencing on the east coast of Africa between Ras Mwambo (to the north) and Mwambo Village (to the south) at 10o28′S latitude, running due east to the meridian 45o00′E; thence due north to the parallel 10o00′S; thence due east to the meridian 55o00′E; thence due south to the parallel 30o00′S; thence due west to the meridian 40o00′E; thence due north to the coast of Mozambique.

Oceanic (western Indian Ocean) sub-area (Sub-area 51.7)

A line commencing at the position 10o00′S latitude and 55o00′E longitude, running due east to the meridian 80o00′E; thence due south to the parallel 45o00′S; thence due west to the meridian 40o00′E; thence due north to the parallel 30o00′S; thence due east to the meridian 55o00′E; thence due north to the starting position on the parallel 10o00′S.

Mozambique sub-area (Sub-area 51.8)

The sub-area comprises the waters lying north of parallel 45o00′S and between the meridians 30o00′E and 40o00′E. It is further subdivided into two divisions.

Marion-Edward division (Division 51.8.1)

Waters lying between the parallels of 40o00′S and 50o00′S and the meridians of 30o00′E and 40o00′E.

Zambesi division (Division 51.8.2)

Waters lying north of the parallel 40o00′S and between the meridians 30o00′E and 40o00′E.


ANNEX III

A: EASTERN CENTRAL ATLANTIC OCEAN (Major fishing area 34)

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B: MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA (Major fishing area 37)

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C: SOUTH-WEST ATLANTIC (Major fishing area 41)