Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 (SOR/86-21)

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SCHEDULE III(Section 2)SUBAREAS, DIVISIONS AND SUBDIVISIONS

NOTE A — These Subareas, Divisions and Subdivisions are based on the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries

  • 1(a) Subarea 0

    That portion of the Convention Area bounded on the south by a line extending due east from a point at 61°00′ north latitude and 65°00′ west longitude to a point at 61°00′ north latitude and 59°00′ west longitude thence in a southeasterly direction along a rhumb line to a point at 60°12′ north latitude and 57°13′ west longitude; thence bounded on the east by a series of geodesic lines joining the following points:

    Point No.North LatitudeWest Longitude
    160°12′0″57°13′0″
    261°00′0″57°13′1″
    362°00′5″57°21′1″
    462°02′3″57°21′8″
    562°03′5″57°22′2″
    662°11′5″57°25′4″
    762°47′2″57°41′0″
    863°22′8″57°57′4″
    963°28′6″57°59′7″
    1063°35′0″58°02′0″
    1163°37′2″58°01′2″
    1263°44′1″57°58′8″
    1363°50′1″57°57′2″
    1463°52′6″57°56′6″
    1563°57′4″57°53′5″
    1664°04′3″57°49′1″
    1764°12′2″57°48′2″
    1865°06′0″57°44′1″
    1965°08′9″57°43′9″
    2065°11′6″57°44′4″
    2165°14′5″57°45′1″
    2265°18′1″57°45′8″
    2365°23′3″57°44′9″
    2465°34′8″57°42′3″
    2565°37′7″57°41′9″
    2665°50′9″57°40′7″
    2765°51′7″57°40′6″
    2865°57′6″57°40′1″
    2966°03′5″57°39′6″
    3066°12′9″57°38′2″
    3166°18′8″57°37′8″
    3266°24′6″57°37′8″
    3366°30′3″57°38′3″
    3466°36′1″57°39′2″
    3566°37′9″57°39′6″
    3666°41′8″57°40′6″
    3766°49′5″57°43′0″
    3867°21′6″57°52′7″
    3967°27′3″57°54′9″
    4067°28′3″57°55′3″
    4167°29′1″57°56′1″
    4267°30′7″57°57′8″
    4367°35′3″58°02′2″
    4467°39′7″58°06′2″
    4567°44′2″58°09′9″
    4667°56′9″58°19′8″
    4768°01′8″58°23′3″
    4868°04′3″58°25′0″
    4968°06′8″58°26′7″
    5068°07′5″58°27′2″
    5168°16′1″58°34′1″
    5268°21′7″58°39′0″
    5368°25′3″58°42′4″
    5468°32′9″59°01′8″
    5568°34′0″59°04′6″
    5668°37′9″59°14′3″
    5768°38′0″59°14′6″
    5868°56′8″60°02′4″
    5969°00′8″60°09′0″
    6069°06′8″60°18′5″
    6169°10′3″60°23′8″
    6269°12′8″60°27′5″
    6369°29′4″60°51′6″
    6469°49′8″60°58′2″
    6569°55′3″60°59′6″
    6669°55′8″61°00′0″
    6770°01′6″61°04′2″
    6870°07′5″61°08′1″
    6970°08′8″61°08′8″
    7070°13′4″61°10′6″
    7170°33′1″61°17′4″
    7270°35′6″61°20′6″
    7370°48′2″61°37′9″
    7470°51′8″61°42′7″
    7571°12′1″62°09′1″
    7671°18′9″62°17′5″
    7771°25′9″62°25′5″
    7871°29′4″62°29′3″
    7971°31′8″62°32′0″
    8071°32′9″62°33′5″
    8171°44′7″62°49′6″
    8271°47′3″62°53′1″
    8371°52′9″63°03′9″
    8472°01′7″63°21′1″
    8572°06′4″63°30′9″
    8672°11′0″63°41′0″
    8772°24′8″64°13′2″
    8872°30′5″64°26′1″
    8972°36′3″64°38′8″
    9072°43′7″64°54′3″
    9172°45′7″64°58′4″
    9272°47′7″65°00′9″
    9372°50′8″65°07′6″
    9473°18′5″66°08′3″
    9573°25′9″66°25′3″
    9673°31′1″67°15′1″
    9773°36′5″68°05′5″
    9873°37′9″68°12′3″
    9973°41′7″68°29′4″
    10073°46′1″68°48′5″
    10173°46′7″68°51′1″
    10273°52′3″69°11′3″
    10373°57′6″69°31′5″
    10474°02′2″69°50′3″
    10574°02′6″69°52′0″
    10674°06′1″70°06′6″
    10774°07′5″70°12′5″
    10874°10′0″70°23′1″
    10974°12′5″70°33′7″
    11074°24′0″71°25′7″
    11174°28′6″71°45′8″
    11274°44′2″72°53′0″
    11374°50′6″73°02′8″
    11475°00′0″73°16′3″
    11575°05′0″73°30′0″

    and thence due north to the parallel of 78°10′ north latitude, and bounded on the west by a line beginning at 61°00′ north latitude and 65°00′ west longitude and extending in a northwesterly direction along a rhumb line to the coast of Baffin Island at East Bluff (61°55′ north latitude and 66°20′ west longitude) and thence in a northerly direction along the coast of Baffin Island, Bylot Island, Devon Island and Ellesmere Island and following the meridian of 80° west longitude in the waters between those islands to 78°10′ north latitude and bounded on the north by the parallel of 78°10′ north latitude.

  • (b
    Subarea 0 is composed of two Divisions:
    • Division 0-A

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the north of the parallel of 66°15′ north latitude;

    • Division 0-B

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the south of the parallel of 66°15′ north latitude.

  • 2(a) Subarea 1

    That portion of the Convention Area lying to the east of Subarea 0 and to the north and east of a rhumb line joining a point at 60°12′ north latitude and 57°13′ west longitude with a point at 52°15′ north latitude and 42°00′ west longitude.

  • (b
    Subarea 1 is composed of six Divisions:
    • Division 1A

      That portion of the Subarea lying north of the parallel of 68°50′ north latitude (Christianshaab);

    • Division 1B

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the parallel of 66°15′ north latitude (five nautical miles north of Umanarsugssuak) and the parallel of 68°50′ north latitude (Christianshaab);

    • Division 1C

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the parallel of 64°15′ north latitude (four nautical miles north of Godthaab) and the parallel of 66°15′ north latitude (five nautical miles north of Umanarsugssuak);

    • Division 1D

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the parallel of 62°30′ north latitude (Frederikshaab Glacier) and the parallel of 64°15′ north latitude (four nautical miles north of Godthaab);

    • Division 1E

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the parallel of 60°45′ north latitude (Cape Desolation) and the parallel of 62°30′ north latitude (Frederikshaab Glacier);

    • Division 1F

      That portion of the Subarea lying south of the parallel of 60°45′ north latitude (Cape Desolation).

  • 3(a) Subarea 2

    That portion of the Convention Area lying to the east of the meridian of 64°30′ west longitude in the area of Hudson Strait, to the south of Subarea 0, to the south and west of Subarea 1 and to the north of the parallel of 52°15′ north latitude.

  • (b
    Subarea 2 is composed of three Divisions:
    • Division 2G

      That portion of the Subarea lying north of the parallel of 57°40′ north latitude (Cape Mugford);

    • Division 2H

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the parallel of 55°20′ north latitude (Hopedale) and the parallel of 57°40′ north latitude (Cape Mugford);

    • Division 2J

      That portion of the Subarea lying south of the parallel of 55°20′ north latitude (Hopedale).

  • 4(a) Subarea 3

    That portion of the Convention Area lying south of the parallel of 52°15′ north latitude; and to the east of a line extending due north from Cape Bauld on the north coast of Newfoundland to 52°15′ north latitude; to the north of the parallel of 39°00′ north latitude; and to the east and north of a rhumb line commencing at 39°00′ north latitude, 50°00′ west longitude and extending in a northwesterly direction to pass through a point at 43°30′ north latitude, 55°00′ west longitude in the direction of a point at 47°50′ north latitude, 60°00′ west longitude until it intersects a straight line connecting Cape Ray, on the coast of Newfoundland, with Cape North on Cape Breton Island; thence in a northeasterly direction along said line to Cape Ray.

  • (b
    Subarea 3 is composed of six Divisions:
    • Division 3K

      That portion of the Subarea lying north of the parallel of 49°15′ north latitude (Cape Freels, Newfoundland);

    • Division 3L

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the Newfoundland coast from Cape Freels to Cape St. Mary’s and a line described as follows: beginning at Cape Freels, thence due east to the meridian of 46°30′ west longitude, thence due south to the parallel of 46°00′ north latitude, thence due west to the meridian of 54°30′ west longitude, thence along a rhumb line to Cape St. Mary’s, Newfoundland;

    • Division 3M

      That portion of the Subarea lying south of the parallel of 49°15′ north latitude and east of the meridian of 46°30′ west longitude;

    • Division 3N

      That portion of the Subarea lying south of the parallel of 46°00′ north latitude and between the meridian of 46°30′ west longitude and the meridian of 51°00′ west longitude;

    • Division 3O

      That portion of the Subarea lying south of the parallel of 46°00′ north latitude and between the meridian of 51°00′ west longitude and the meridian of 54°30′ west longitude;

    • Division 3P

      That portion of the Subarea lying south of the Newfoundland coast and west of a line from Cape St. Mary’s, Newfoundland to a point at 46°00′ north latitude, 54°30′ west longitude, thence due south to the limit of the Subarea;

    • Division 3P is divided into two Subdivisions:

      3Pn — Northwestern Subdivision — That portion of Division 3P lying northwest of a line extending from Burgeo Island, Newfoundland, approximately southwest to a point at 46°50′ north latitude and 58°50′ west longitude;

      3Ps — Southeastern Subdivision — That portion of Division 3P lying southeast of the line defined for Subdivision 3Pn.

  • 5(a) Subarea 4

    That portion of the Convention Area lying north of the parallel of 39°00′ north latitude, to the west of Subarea 3, and to the east of a line described as follows: beginning at the terminus of the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada in Grand Manan Channel, at a point at 44°46′35.346″ north latitude; 66°54′11.253″ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel of 43°50′ north latitude; thence due west to the meridian of 67°40′ west longitude; thence due south to the parallel of 42°20′ north latitude; thence due east to a point in 66°00′ west longitude; thence along a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to a point at 42°00′ north latitude and 65°40′ west longitude; and thence due south to the parallel of 39°00′ north latitude.

  • (b
    Subarea 4 is composed of six Divisions:
    • Division 4R

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the coast of Newfoundland from Cape Bauld to Cape Ray and a line described as follows: beginning at Cape Bauld, thence due north to the parallel of 52°15′ north latitude, thence due west to the Labrador coast, thence along the Labrador coast to the terminus of the Labrador-Quebec boundary, thence along a rhumb line in a southwesterly direction to a point at 49°25′ north latitude, 60°00′ west longitude, thence due south to a point at 47°50′ north latitude, 60°00′ west longitude, thence along a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to the point at which the boundary of Subarea 3 intersects the straight line joining Cape North, Nova Scotia with Cape Ray, Newfoundland, thence to Cape Ray, Newfoundland;

    • Division 4S

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the south coast of Quebec from the terminus of the Labrador-Quebec boundary to Pte. des Monts and a line described as follows: beginning at Pte. des Monts, thence due east to a point at 49°25′ north latitude, 64°40′ west longitude, thence along a rhumb line in an east-southeasterly direction to a point at 47°50′ north latitude, 60°00′ west longitude, thence due north to a point at 49°25′ north latitude, 60°00′ west longitude, thence along a rhumb line in a northeasterly direction to the terminus of the Labrador-Quebec boundary;

    • Division 4T

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the coasts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec from Cape North to Pte. des Monts and a line described as follows: beginning at Pte. des Monts, thence due east to a point at 49°25′ north latitude, 64°40′ west longitude, thence along a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to a point at 47°50′ north latitude, 60°00′ west longitude, thence along a rhumb line in a southerly direction to Cape North, Nova Scotia;

    • Division 4V

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the coast of Nova Scotia between Cape North and Fourchu and a line described as follows: beginning at Fourchu, thence along a rhumb line in an easterly direction to a point at 45°40′ north latitude, 60°00′ west longitude, thence due south along the meridian of 60°00′ west longitude to the parallel of 44°10′ north latitude, thence due east to the meridian of 59°00′ west longitude, thence due south to the parallel of 39°00′ north latitude, thence due east to a point where the boundary between Subareas 3 and 4 meets the parallel of 39°00′ north latitude, thence along the boundary between Subareas 3 and 4 and a line continuing in a northwesterly direction to a point at 47°50′ north latitude, 60°00′ west longitude, and thence along a rhumb line in a southerly direction to Cape North, Nova Scotia;

    • Division 4V is divided into two Subdivisions:

      4Vn — Northern Subdivision — That portion of Division 4V lying north of the parallel of 45°40′ north latitude;

      4Vs — Southern Subdivision — That portion of Division 4V lying south of the parallel of 45°40′ north latitude;

    • Division 4W

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the coast of Nova Scotia from Halifax to Fourchu and a line described as follows: beginning at Fourchu, thence along a rhumb line in an easterly direction to a point at 45°40′ north latitude, 60°00′ west longitude, thence due south along the meridian of 60°00′ west longitude to the parallel of 44°10′ north latitude, thence due east to the meridian of 59°00′ west longitude, thence due south to the parallel of 39°00′ north latitude, thence due west to the meridian of 63°20′ west longitude, thence due north to a point on that meridian at 44°20′ north latitude, thence along a rhumb line in a northwesterly direction to Halifax, Nova Scotia;

    • Division 4X

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the western boundary of Subarea 4 and the coasts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from the terminus of the boundary between New Brunswick and Maine to Halifax, and a line described as follows: beginning at Halifax, thence along a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to a point at 44°20′ north latitude, 63°20′ west longitude, thence due south to the parallel of 39°00′ north latitude, and thence due west to the meridian of 65°40′ west longitude.

  • 6(a) Subarea 5

    That portion of the Convention Area lying to the west of the western boundary of Subarea 4, to the north of the parallel of 39°00′ north latitude, and to the east of the meridian of 71°40′ west longitude.

  • (b
    Subarea 5 is composed of two Divisions:
    • Division 5Y

      That portion of the Subarea lying between the coast of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts from the border between Maine and New Brunswick to 70°00′ west longitude on Cape Cod (at approximately 42°00′ north latitude) and a line described as follows: beginning at a point on Cape Cod at 70°00′ west longitude (at approximately 42°00′ north latitude), thence due north to 42°20′ north latitude, thence due east to 67°40′ west longitude at the boundary of Subareas 4 and 5, and then along that boundary to the boundary of Canada and the United States;

    • Division 5Z

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the south and east of Division 5Y.

    • Division 5Z is divided into two Subdivisions: an eastern Subdivision and a western Subdivision defined as follows:

      5Ze — Eastern Subdivision — That portion of Division 5Z lying east of the meridian of 70°00′ west longitude;

      5Zw — Western Subdivision — That portion of Division 5Z lying west of the meridian of 70°00′ west longitude.

  • 7(a) Subarea 6

    That part of the Convention area bounded by a line beginning at a point on the coast of Rhode Island at 71°40′ west longitude, thence due south to 39°00′ north latitude, thence due east to 42°00′ west longitude, thence due south to 35°00′ north latitude, thence due west to the coast of North America, thence northwards along the coast of North America to the point on Rhode Island at 71°40′ west longitude.

  • (b
    Subarea 6 is composed of eight Divisions:
    • Division 6A

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the north of the parallel of 39°00′ north latitude and to the west of Subarea 5;

    • Division 6B

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the west of 70°00′ west longitude, to the south of the parallel of 39°00′ north latitude, and to the north and west of a line running westward along the parallel of 37°00′ north latitude to 76°00′ west longitude and thence due south to Cape Henry, Virginia;

    • Division 6C

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the west of 70°00′ west longitude and to the south of Subdivision 6B;

    • Division 6D

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the east of Divisions 6B and 6C and to the west of 65°00′ west longitude;

    • Division 6E

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the east of Division 6D and to the west of 60°00′ west longitude;

    • Division 6F

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the east of Division 6E and to the west of 55°00′ west longitude;

    • Division 6G

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the east of Division 6F and to the west of 50°00′ west longitude;

    • Division 6H

      That portion of the Subarea lying to the east of Division 6G and to the west of 42°00′ west longitude.

NOTE B — The following Divisions are Special Purpose and Composite Divisions

  • 1. Division 2GH is comprised of Divisions 2G and 2H.

  • 2. Division 3KL is comprised of Divisions 3K and 3L.

  • 3. Division 3NO is comprised of Divisions 3N and 3O.

  • 4. Division 4TVn is comprised of Divisions 4T and Subdivision 4Vn.

  • 5. Division 4VsW is comprised of Subdivision 4Vs and Division 4W.

  • 6. Division 4X (offshore) is comprised of that portion of Division 4X south and east of the straight lines joining coordinates in the order listed: 44°20′N, 63°20′W; 43°00′N, 65°40′W; 43°00′N, 67°40′W.

  • 7. Division 4VW is comprised of Divisions 4V and 4W.

  • 8. Division 3LN is comprised of Divisions 3L and 3N.

  • 9. Division 4VWX is comprised of Divisions 4V, 4W and 4X.

  • 10. Division 3LNO is comprised of Divisions 3L, 3N and 3O.

  • 11. Division 4VW(a) is comprised of Division 4V and that portion of Division 4W lying north of 44°52′ north latitude.

  • 12. Division 4XW(b) is comprised of Division 4X and that portion of Division 4W lying south of 44°52′ north latitude.

  • SOR/87-468, s. 13(F);
  • SOR/93-61, s. 38(E).