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19.3.2005 
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Official Journal of the European Union 
L 74/5 
COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 448/2005
of 15 March 2005
amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3880/91 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in the northeast Atlantic
(Text with EEA relevance)
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3880/91 of 17 December 1991 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in the northeast Atlantic (1), and in particular Article 2(3) thereof,
Whereas:
(1) 
At its annual meeting in November 2002, the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) recommended that, with a view to improving the management of fish stocks in the international waters under its jurisdiction, the international agencies responsible for the collection and compilation of catch statistics should be requested to implement an appropriate subdivision of the statistical areas. 
(2) 
The Deepwater Fisheries Working Group of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has recommended the subdivision of the statistical divisions of the northeast Atlantic so as to better identify deepwater fisheries. 
(3) 
The decision of the International Baltic Sea Fisheries Commission to manage the stocks of the Baltic Sea division 28 as two separate units demands the availability of statistics for these units. 
(4) 
The ICES, acting on the advice of its Advisory Committee for Fisheries Management, has accordingly requested the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to modify its Statlant 27A questionnaire by asking national authorities to submit statistics for catches in certain waters of the northeast Atlantic with an increased level of detail. 
(5) 
The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee for Agricultural Statistics set up by Council Decision 72/279/EEC (2), 
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
Article 1
Annexes II and III to Regulation (EEC) No 3880/91 are replaced by Annexes I and II to this Regulation respectively.
Article 2
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 Brussels, 15 March 2005.
For the Commission
Joaquín ALMUNIA
Member of the Commission
(1) OJ L 365, 31.12.1991, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).
ANNEX I
STATISTICAL FISHING REGIONS OF THE NORTHEAST ATLANTIC FOR WHICH DATA ARE TO BE SUBMITTED

ICES division Ia 

ICES division Ib 

ICES subdivision IIa 1 

ICES subdivision IIa 2 

ICES subdivision IIb 1 

ICES subdivision IIb 2 

ICES division IIIa 

ICES division IIIb, c 

ICES division IVa 

ICES division IVb 

ICES division IVc 

ICES subdivision Va 1 

ICES subdivision Va 2 

ICES subdivision Vb 1a 

ICES subdivision Vb 1b 

ICES subdivision Vb 2 

ICES division VIa 

ICES subdivision VIb 1 

ICES subdivision VIb 2 

ICES division VIIa 

ICES division VIIb 

ICES subdivision VIIc 1 

ICES subdivision VIIc 2 

ICES division VIId 

ICES division VIIe 

ICES division VIIf 

ICES division VIIg 

ICES division VIIh 

ICES subdivision VIIj 1 

ICES subdivision VIIj 2 

ICES subdivision VIIk 1 

ICES subdivision VIIk 2 

ICES division VIIIa 

ICES division VIIIb 

ICES division VIIIc 

ICES subdivision VIIId 1 

ICES subdivision VIIId 2 

ICES subdivision VIIIe 1 

ICES subdivision VIIIe 2 

ICES division IXa 

ICES subdivision IXb 1 

ICES subdivision IXb 2 

ICES subdivision Xa 1 

ICES subdivision Xa 2 

ICES division Xb 

ICES subdivision XIIa 1 

ICES subdivision XIIa 2 

ICES subdivision XIIa 3 

ICES subdivision XIIa 4 

ICES division XIIb 

ICES division XIIc 

ICES division XIVa 

ICES subdivision XIVb 1 

ICES subdivision XIVb 2 

BAL 22 

BAL 23 

BAL 24 

BAL 25 

BAL 26 

BAL 27 

BAL 281 

BAL 282 

BAL 29 

BAL 30 

BAL 31 

BAL 32 
Notes
1. 
Those statistical fishing regions preceded by ‘ICES’ have been identified and defined by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. 
2. 
Those statistical fishing regions preceded by ‘BAL’ have been identified and defined by the International Baltic Sea Fishery Commission. 
3. 
Data should be submitted so as to include as much detail as possible. ‘Unknown’ and aggregate regions should only be used where the detailed information is not available. Where detailed information is submitted the aggregate categories should not be used. 
Statistical fishing regions of the northeast Atlantic
ANNEX II
DESCRIPTION OF THE ICES SUBAREAS AND DIVISIONS USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF FISHERY STATISTICS AND REGULATIONS IN THE NORTHEAST ATLANTIC
ICES STATISTICAL AREA (NORTHEAST ATLANTIC)
All waters of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and their dependent seas bounded by a line from the geographic North Pole along the meridian of 40° 00′ west to the north coast of Greenland; then in an easterly and southerly direction along the coast of Greenland to a point at 44° 00′ west; then due south to 59° 00′ north; then due east to 42° 00′ west; then due south to 36° 00′ north; then due east to a point on the coast of Spain (Punta Marroqui isthmus) at 5° 36′ west; then in a northwesterly and northerly direction along the southwest coast of Spain, the coast of Portugal, the northwest and north coasts of Spain, and the coasts of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany to the western terminus of its boundary with Denmark; then along the west coast of Jutland to Thyboroen; then in a southerly and easterly direction along the south coast of the Limfjord to Egensekloster Point; then in a southerly direction along the east coast of Jutland to the eastern terminus of the boundary of Denmark with Germany; then along the coast of Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway, and the north coast of Russia to Khaborova; then across the western entry of the Strait of Yugorskiy Shar; then in a westerly and northerly direction along the coast of Vaigach Island; then across the western entry of the Strait off the Karskiye Vorota; then west and north along the coast of the south island of Novaya Zemlya; then across the western entry of the Strait of Matochkin Shar; then along the west coast of the north island of Novaya Zemlya to a point at 68° 30′ east; then due north to the geographic North Pole.
This area also represents statistical area 27 (northeast Atlantic statistical area) in the FAO International Standard Statistical Classification of Fishing Areas.
ICES statistical subarea I
The waters bounded by a line from the geographic North Pole along the meridian of 30° 00′ east to 72° 00′ north; then due west to 26° 00′ east; then due south to the coast of Norway; then in an easterly direction along the coasts of Norway and Russia to Khaborova; then across the western entry of the Strait of Yugorskiy Shar; then in a westerly and northerly direction along the coast of Vaigach Island; then across the western entry of the Strait off the Karskiye Vorota; then west and north along the coast of the south island of Novaya Zemlya; then across the western entry of the Strait of Matochkin Shar; then along the west coast of the north island of Novaya Zemlya to a point at 68° 30′ east; then due north to the geographic North Pole.
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ICES statistical division Ia That part of subarea I enclosed by the line joining the following coordinates:

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ICES statistical division Ib That part of subarea I outside of division Ia. 
ICES statistical subarea II
The waters bounded by a line from the geographic North Pole along the meridian of 30° 00′ east to 72° 00′ north; then due west to 26° 00′ east; then due south to the coast of Norway; then in a westerly and southwesterly direction along the coast of Norway to 62° 00′ north; then due west to 4° 00′ west; then due north to 63° 00′ north; then due west to 11° 00′ west; then due north to the geographic North Pole.
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ICES statistical division IIa The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the coast of Norway at 62° 00′ north; then due west to 4° 00′ west; then due north to 63° 00′ north; then due west to 11° 00′ west; then due north to 72° 30′ north; then due east to 30° 00′ east; then due south to 72° 00′ north; then due west to 26° 00′ east; then due south to the coast of Norway; then in a westerly and southwesterly direction along the coast of Norway to the point of beginning.

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ICES statistical division IIb The waters bounded by a line from the geographic North Pole along the meridian of 30° 00′ east to 73° 30′ north; then due west to 11° 00′ west; then due north to the geographic North Pole.

ICES statistical subarea III
The waters bounded by a line, beginning at a point on the coast of Norway at 7° 00′ east; then due south to 57° 30′ north; then due east to 8° 00′ east; then due south to 57° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of Denmark; then along the northwest and east coasts of Jutland to Hals; then across the eastern entrance of the Limfjord to Egensekloster Point; then in a southerly direction along the coast of Jutland to the eastern terminus of the boundary of Denmark and Germany; then along the coasts of Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, and Norway to the point of beginning.
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ICES statistical division IIIa The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the coast of Norway at 7° 00′ east; then due south to 57° 30′ north; then due east to 8° 00′ east; then due south to 57° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of Denmark; then along the northwest and east coasts of Jutland to Hals; then across the eastern entrance of the Limfjord to Egensekloster Point; then in a southerly direction along the coast of Jutland to Hasenore Head; then across the Great Belt to Gniben Point; then along the north coast of Zealand to Gilbjerg Head; then across the northern approaches of the Œresund to Kullen on the coast of Sweden; then in an easterly and northerly direction along the west coast of Sweden and the south coast of Norway to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division IIIb and c The waters bounded by a line from Hasenoere Head on the east coast of Jutland to Gniben Point on the west coast of Zealand to Gilbjerg Head; then across the northern approaches of the Œresund to Kullen on the coast of Sweden; then in a southerly direction along the coast of Sweden to Falsterbo Light; then across the southern entrance of the Œresund to Stevns Light; then along the southeast coast of Zealand; then across the eastern entrance of the Storstroem Sound; then along the east coast of the island of Falster to Gedser; then to Darsser Ort on the coast of Germany; then in a southwesterly direction along the coast of Germany and the east coast of Jutland to the point of beginning.

ICES statistical subarea IV
The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the coast of Norway at 62° 00′ north; then due west to 4° 00′ west; then due south to the coast of Scotland; then in an easterly and southerly direction along the coasts of Scotland and England to a point at 51° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of France; then in a northeasterly direction along the coasts of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany to the western terminus of its boundary with Denmark; then along the west coast of Jutland to Thyboroen; then in a southerly and easterly direction along the south coast of the Limfjord to Egensekloster Point; then across the eastern entrance of the Limfjord to Hals; then in a westerly direction along the north coast of the Limfjord to the southernmost point af Agger Tange; then in a northerly direction along the west coast of Jutland to a point at 57° 00′ north, then due west to 8° 00′ east; then due north to 57° 30′ north; then due west to 7° 00′ east; then due north to the coast of Norway; then in a northwesterly direction along the coast of Norway to the point of beginning.
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ICES statistical division IVa The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the coast of Norway at 62° 00′ north; then due west to 3° 00′ west; then due south to the coast of Scotland; then in an easterly and southerly direction along the coast of Scotland to a point at 57° 30′ north; then due east to 7° 00′ east; then due north to the coast of Norway; then in a northwesterly direction along the coast of Norway to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division IVb The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of Denmark at 57° 00′ north; then due west to 8° 00′ east; then due north to 57° 30′ north; then due west to the coast of Scotland; then in a southerly direction along the coasts of Scotland and England to a point at 53° 30′ north; then due east to the coast of Germany; then in a northeasterly direction along the coast of Jutland to Thyboroen; then in a southerly and easterly direction along the south coast of the Limfjord to Egensekloster Point; then across the eastern entrance of the Limfjord to Hals; then in a westerly direction along the north coast of the Limfjord to the southernmost point of Agger Tange; then in a northerly direction along the west coast of Jutland to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division IVc The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of Germany at 53° 30′ north; then due west to the coast of England; then in a southerly direction to a point at 51° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of France; then in a northeasterly direction along the coasts of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany to the point of beginning. 
ICES statistical subarea V
The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 68° 00′ north, 11° 00′ west; then due west to 27° 00′ west; then due south to 62° 00′ north; then due east to 15° 00′ west; then due south to 60° 00′ north; then due east to 5° 00′ west; then due north to 60° 30′ north; then due east to 4° 00′ west; then due north to 63° 00′ north; then due west to 11° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.
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ICES statistical division Va The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 68° 00′ north, 11° 00′ west; then due west to 27° 00′ west; then due south to 62° 00′ north; then due east to 15° 00′ west; then due north to 63° 00′ north; then due east to 11° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.

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ICES statistical division Vb The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 63° 00′ north, 4° 00′ west; then due west to 15° 00′ west; then due south to 60° 00′ north; then due east to 5° 00′ west; then due north to 60° 00′ north; then due east to 4° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.

ICES statistical subarea VI
The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the north coast of Scotland at 4° 00′ west; then due north to 60° 30′ north; then due west to 5° 00′ west; then due south to 60° 00′ north, then due west to 18° 00′ west; then due south to 54° 30′ north; then due east to the coast of Ireland; then in a northerly and easterly direction along the coasts of Ireland and Northern Ireland to a point on the east coast of Northern Ireland at 55° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of Scotland; then in a northerly direction along the west coast of Scotland to the point of beginning.
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ICES statistical division VIa The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the north coast of Scotland at 4° 00′ west; then due north to 60° 30′ north; then due west to 5°00′ west; then due south to 60° 00′ north, then due west to 12° 00′ west; then due south to 54° 30′ north; then due east to the coast of Ireland; then in a northerly and easterly direction along the coasts of Ireland and Northern Ireland to a point on the east coast of Northern Ireland at 55° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of Scotland; then in a northerly direction along the west coast of Scotland to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIb The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 60° 00′ north, 12° 00′ west; then due west to 18° 00′ west; then due south to 54° 30′ north; then due east to 12° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.

ICES statistical subarea VII
The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of Ireland at 54° 30′ north; then due west to 18° 00′ west; then due south to 48° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of France; then in a northerly and northeasterly direction along the coast of France to a point at 51° 00′ north; then due west to southeast coast of England; then in a westerly and northerly direction along the coasts of England, Wales and Scotland to a point on the west coast of Scotland at 55° 00′ north; then due west to the coast of Northern Ireland; then in a northerly and westerly direction along the coasts of Northern Ireland and Ireland to the point of beginning.
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ICES statistical division VI1a The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of Scotland at 55° 00′ north; then due west to the coast of Northern Ireland; then in a southerly direction along the coasts of Northern Ireland and Ireland to a point on the southeast cost of Ireland at 52° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of Wales; then in a northeasterly and northerly direction along the coasts of Wales, England and Scotland to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIIb The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of Ireland at 54° 30′ north; then due west to 12°00′ west; then due south to 52° 30′ north; then due east to the coast of Ireland; then in a northerly direction along the west coast of Ireland to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIIc The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 54° 30′ north, 12° 00′ west; then due west to 18° 00′ west; then due south to 52° 30′ north; then due east to 12° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.

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ICES statistical division VIId The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of France at 51° 00′ north; then due west to the coast of England; then in a westerly direction along the south coast of England to 2° 00′ west; then due south to the coast of France at Cap de la Hague; then in a northeasterly direction along the coast of France to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIIe The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the south coast of England at 2° 00′ west; then in a southerly and westerly direction along the coast of England to a point on the southwest coast at 50° 00′ north; then due west to 7° 00′ west; then due south to 49° 30′ north; then due east to 5° 00′ west; then due south to 48° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of France; then in a northerly and northeasterly direction along the coast of France to Cap de la Hague; then due north to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIIf The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the south coast of Wales at 5° 00′ west; then due south to 51° 00′ north; then due west to 6° 00′ west; then due south to 50° 30′ north; then due west to 7° 00′ west; then due south to 50° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of England; then along the southwest coast of England and the south coast of Wales to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIIg The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of Wales at 52° 00′ north; then due west to the southeast coast of Ireland; then in a southwesterly direction along the coast of Ireland to a point at 9° 00′ west; then due south to 50° 00′ north; then due east to 7° 00′ west; then due north to 50° 30′ north; then due east to 6° 00′ west; then due north to 51° 00′ north; then due east to 5° 00′ west; then due north to the south coast of Wales; then in a northwesterly direction along the coast of Wales to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIIh The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 50° 00′ north, 7° 00′ west; then due west to 9° 00′ west; then due south to 48° 00′ north; then due east to 5° 00′ west; then due north to 49° 30′ north; then due west to 7° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIIj The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of Ireland at 52° 30′ north; then due west to 12° 00′ west; then due south to 48° 00′ north; then due east to 9° 00′ west; then due north to the south coast of Ireland; then in a northerly direction along the coast of Ireland to the point of beginning.

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ICES statistical division VIIk The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 52° 30′ north, 12° 00′ west; then due west to 18° 00′ west; then due south to 48° 00′ north; then due east to 12° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.

ICES statistical subarea VIII
The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of France at 48° 00′ north; then due west to 18° 00′ west; then due south to 43° 00′ north; then due east to the west coast of Spain; then in a northerly direction along the coasts of Spain and France to the point of beginning.
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ICES statistical division VIIIa The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of France at 48° 00′ north; then due west to 8° 00′ west; then due south to 47° 30′ north; then due east to 6° 00′ west; then due south to 47° 00′ north; then due east to 5° 00′ west; then due south to 46° 00′ north; then due east to the coast of France; then in a northwesterly direction along the coast of France to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIIIb The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the west coast of France at 46° 00′ north; then due west to 4° 00′ west; then due south to 45° 30′ north; then due east to 3° 00′ west; then due south to 44° 30′ north; then due east to 2° 00′ west; then due south to the north coast of Spain; then along the north coast of Spain and the west coast of France to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIIIc The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the north coast of Spain at 2° 00′ west; then due north to 44° 30′ north; then due west to 11° 00′ west; then due south to 43° 00′ north; then due east to the west coast of Spain; then in a northerly and easterly direction along the coast of Spain to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division VIIId The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 48° 00′ north, 8° 00′ west; then due west to 11° 00′ west; then due south to 44° 30′ north; then due east to 3° 00′ west; then due north to 45° 30′ north; then due west to 4° 00′ west; then due north to 46° 00′ north; then due west to 5° 00′ west; then due north to 47° 00′ north; then due west to 6° 00′ west; then due north to 47° 30′ north, then due west to 8° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.

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ICES statistical division VIIIe The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 48° 00′ north, 11° 00′ west; then due west to 18° 00′ west; then due south to 43° 00′ north; then due east to 11° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.

ICES statistical subarea IX
The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the northwest coast of Spain at 43° 00′ north; then due west to 18° 00′ west; then due south to 36° 00′ north; then due east to a point on the south coast of Spain (Punta Marroqui isthmus) at 5° 36′ west; then in a northwesterly direction along the southwest coast of Spain, the coast of Portugal, and the northwest coast of Spain to the point of beginning.
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ICES statistical division IXa The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the northwest coast of Spain at 43° 00′ north; then due west to 11° 00′ west; then due south to 36° 00′ north; then due east to a point on the south coast of Spain (Punta Marroqui isthmus) at 5° 36′ west; then in a northwesterly direction along the southwest coast of Spain, the coast of Portugal and the northwest coast of Spain to the point of beginning. 
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ICES statistical division IXb The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 43° 00′ north, 11° 00′ west; then due west to 18° 00′ west; then due south to 36° 00′ north; then due east to 11° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.

ICES statistical subarea X
The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 48° 00′ north, 18° 00′ west; then due west to 42° 00′ west; then due south to 36° 00′ north; then due east to 18° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.
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ICES statistical division Xa That part of subarea X south of 43° N.

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ICES statistical division Xb That part of subarea X north of 43° N. 
ICES statistical subarea XII
The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point at 62° 00′ north, 15° 00′ west; then due west to 27° 00′ west; then due south to 59° 00′ north; then due west to 42° 00′ west; then due south to 48° 00′ north; then due east to 18° 00′ west; then due north to 60° 00′ north; then due east to 15° 00′ west; then due north to the point of beginning.
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ICES statistical division XIIa That part of subarea XII enclosed by the line joining the following coordinates:

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ICES statistical division XIIb That part of subarea XII enclosed by the line joining the following coordinates:

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ICES statistical division XIIc That part of subarea XII enclosed by the line joining the following coordinates:

ICES statistical subarea XIV
The waters bounded by a line from the geographic North Pole along the meridian of 40° 00′ west to the north coast of Greenland; then in an easterly and southerly direction along the coast of Greenland to a point at 44° 00′ west; then due south to 59° 00′ north; then due east to 27° 00′ west; then due north to 68° 00′ north; then due east to 11° 00′ west; then due north to the geographic North Pole.
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ICES statistical division XIVa The waters bounded by a line from the geographic North Pole along the meridian of 40° 00′ west to the north coast of Greenland; then in an easterly and southerly direction along the coast of Greenland to a point at Cape Savary at 68° 30′ north; then due south along the meridian of 27° 00′ west to 68° 00′ north; then due east to 11° 00′ west; then due north to the geographic North Pole. 
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ICES statistical division XIVb The waters bounded by a line beginning at a point on the south coast of Greenland at 44° 00′ west; then due south to 59° 00′ north; then due east to 27° 00′ west; then due north to a point at Cape Savary at 68° 30′ north; then southwesterly direction along the coast of Greenland to the point of beginning.
