50 CFR § 622.224 - Area closures to protect South Atlantic corals.

§ 622.224 Area closures to protect South Atlantic corals.

(a) Allowable octocoral closed area. No person may harvest or possess allowable octocoral in the South Atlantic EEZ north of 28°35.1′ N. lat. (due east of the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building, Cape Canaveral, FL).

(b) Oculina Bank -

(1) HAPC. The Oculina Bank HAPC is bounded by rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 29°43′29.82″ 80°14′48.06″
1 29°43′30″ 80°15′48.24″
2 29°34′51.66″ 80°15′00.78″
3 29°34′07.38″ 80°15′51.66″
4 29°29′24.9″ 80°15′15.78″
5 29°09′32.52″ 80°12′17.22″
6 29°04′45.18″ 80°10′12″
7 28°56′01.86″ 80°08′53.64″
8 28°52′44.40″ 80°08′53.04″
9 28°47′28.56″ 80°07′07.44″
10 28°46′13.68″ 80°07′15.9″
11 28°41′16.32″ 80°05′58.74″
12 28°35′05.76″ 80°05′14.28″
13 28°33′50.94″ 80°05′24.6″
14 28°30′51.36″ 80°04′23.94″
15 28°30′00″ 80°03′57.3″
16 28°30′ 80°03′
17 28°16′ 80°03′
18 28°04′30″ 80°01′10.08″
19 28°04′30″ 80°00′
20 27°30′ 80°00′
21 27°30′ 79°54″ - Point corresponding with intersection with the 100-fathom (183-m) contour, as shown on the latest edition of NOAA chart 11460
Note: Line between point 21 and point 22 follows the 100-fathom (183-m) contour, as shown on the latest edition of NOAA chart 11460
22 28°30′00″ 79°56′56″ - Point corresponding with intersection with the 100-fathom (183-m) contour, as shown on the latest edition of NOAA chart 11460
23 28°30′00″ 80°00′46.02″
24 28°46′00.84″ 80°03′28.5″
25 28°48′37.14″ 80°03′56.76″
26 28°53′18.36″ 80°04′48.84″
27 29°11′19.62″ 80°08′36.9″
28 29°17′33.96″ 80°10′06.9″
29 29°23′35.34″ 80°11′30.06″
30 29°30′15.72″ 80°12′38.88″
31 29°35′55.86″ 80°13′41.04″
Origin 29°43′29.82″ 80°14′55.27″

(i) In the Oculina Bank HAPC, no person may:

(A) Use a bottom longline, bottom trawl, dredge, pot, or trap.

(B) If aboard a fishing vessel, anchor, use an anchor and chain, or use a grapple and chain.

(C) Fish for or possess rock shrimp in or from the Oculina Bank HAPC, except a shrimp vessel with a valid commercial vessel permit for rock shrimp that possesses rock shrimp may transit through the Oculina Bank HAPC if fishing gear is appropriately stowed. For the purpose of this paragraph, transit means a direct and non-stop continuous course through the area, maintaining a minimum speed of five knots as determined by an operating VMS and a VMS minimum ping rate of 1 ping per 5 minutes; fishing gear appropriately stowed means that doors and nets are out of the water.

(ii) [Reserved]

(2) Experimental closed area. Within the Oculina Bank HAPC, the experimental closed area is bounded on the north by 27°53′ N. lat., on the south by 27°30′ N. lat., on the east by 79°56′ W. long., and on the west by 80°00' W. long. No person may fish for South Atlantic snapper-grouper in the experimental closed area, and no person may retain South Atlantic snapper-grouper in or from the area. In the experimental closed area, any South Atlantic snapper-grouper taken incidentally by hook-and-line gear must be released immediately by cutting the line without removing the fish from the water.

(c) Deepwater Coral HAPCs -

(1) Locations. The following areas are designated Deepwater Coral HAPCs:

(i) Cape Lookout Lophelia Banks is bounded by rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 34°24′37″ 75°45′11″
1 34°10′26″ 75°58′44″
2 34°05′47″ 75°54′54″
3 34°21′02″ 75°41′25″
4 34°23′28.998″ 75°43′58.002″
5 34°27′00″ 75°41′45″
6 34°27′54″ 75°42′45″
Origin 34°24′37″ 75°45′11″

(ii) Cape Fear Lophelia Banks is bounded by rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 33°38′49″ 76°29′32″
1 33°32′21″ 76°32′38″
2 33°29′49″ 76°26′19″
3 33°36′09″ 76°23′37″
Origin 33°38′49″ 76°29′32″

(iii) Stetson Reefs, Savannah and East Florida Lithoherms, and Miami Terrace (Stetson-Miami Terrace) is bounded by -

(A) Rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin at outer boundary of EEZ 79°00′00″
1 31°23′37″ 79°00′00″
2 31°23′37″ 77°16′21″
3 32°38′37″ 77°16′21″
4 32°38′21″ 77°34′06″
5 32°35′24″ 77°37′54″
6 32°32′18″ 77°40′26″
7 32°28′42″ 77°44′10″
8 32°25′51″ 77°47′43″
9 32°22′40″ 77°52′05″
10 32°20′58″ 77°56′29″
11 32°20′30″ 77°57′50″
12 32°19′53″ 78°00′49″
13 32°18′44″ 78°04′35″
14 32°17′35″ 78°07′48″
15 32°17′15″ 78°10′41″
16 32°15′50″ 78°14′09″
17 32°15′20″ 78°15′25″
18 32°12′15″ 78°16′37″
19 32°10′26″ 78°18′09″
20 32°04′42″ 78°21′27″
21 32°03′41″ 78°24′07″
22 32°04′58″ 78°29′19″
23 32°06′59″ 78°30′48″
24 32°09′27″ 78°31′31″
25 32°11′23″ 78°32′47″
26 32°13′09″ 78°34′04″
27 32°14′08″ 78°34′36″
28 32°12′48″ 78°36′34″
29 32°13′07″ 78°39′07″
30 32°14′17″ 78°40′01″
31 32°16′20″ 78°40′18″
32 32°16′33″ 78°42′32″
33 32°14′26″ 78°43′23″
34 32°11′14″ 78°45′42″
35 32°10′19″ 78°49′08″
36 32°09′42″ 78°52′54″
37 32°08′15″ 78°56′11″
38 32°05′00″ 79°00′30″
39 32°01′54″ 79°02′49″
40 31°58′40″ 79°04′51″
41 31°56′32″ 79°06′48″
42 31°53′27″ 79°09′18″
43 31°50′56″ 79°11′29″
44 31°49′07″ 79°13′35″
45 31°47′56″ 79°16′08″
46 31°47′11″ 79°16′30″
47 31°46′29″ 79°16′25″
48 31°44′31″ 79°17′24″
49 31°43′20″ 79°18′27″
50 31°42′26″ 79°20′41″
51 31°41′09″ 79°22′26″
52 31°39′36″ 79°23′59″
53 31°37′54″ 79°25′29″
54 31°35′57″ 79°27′14″
55 31°34′14″ 79°28′24″
56 31°31′08″ 79°29′59″
57 31°30′26″ 79°29′52″
58 31°29′11″ 79°30′11″
59 31°27′58″ 79°31′41″
60 31°27′06″ 79°32′08″
61 31°26′22″ 79°32′48″
62 31°24′21″ 79°33′51″
63 31°22′53″ 79°34′41″
64 31°21′03″ 79°36′01″
65 31°20′00″ 79°37′12″
66 31°18′34″ 79°38′15″
67 31°16′49″ 79°38′36″
68 31°13′06″ 79°38′19″
70 31°11′04″ 79°38′39″
70 31°09′28″ 79°39′09″
71 31°07′44″ 79°40′21″
72 31°05′53″ 79°41′27″
73 31°04′40″ 79°42′09″
74 31°02′58″ 79°42′28″
75 31°01′03″ 79°42′40″
76 30°59′50″ 79°42′43″
77 30°58′27″ 79°42′43″
78 30°57′15″ 79°42′50″
79 30°56′09″ 79°43′28″
80 30°54′49″ 79°44′53″
81 30°53′44″ 79°46′24″
82 30°52′47″ 79°47′40″
83 30°51′45″ 79°48′16″
84 30°48′36″ 79°49′02″
85 30°45′24″ 79°49′55″
86 30°41′36″ 79°51′31″
87 30°38′38″ 79°52′23″
88 30°37′00″ 79°52′37.2″
89 30°37′00″ 80°05′00″
90 30°34′6.42″ 80°05′54.96″
91 30°26′59.94″ 80°07′41.22″
92 30°23′53.28″ 80°08′8.58″
93 30°19′22.86″ 80°09′22.56″
94 30°13′17.58″ 80°11′15.24″
95 30°07′55.68″ 80°12′19.62″
96 30°00′00″ 80°13′00″
97 30°00′9″ 80°09′30″
98 30°03′00″ 80°09′30″
99 30°03′00″ 80°06′00″
100 30°04′00″ 80°02′45.6″
101 29°59′16″ 80°04′11″
102 29°49′12″ 80°05′44″
103 29°43′59″ 80°06′24″
104 29°38′37″ 80°06′53″
105 29°36′54″ 80°07′18″
106 29°31′59″ 80°07′32″
107 29°29′14″ 80°07′18″
108 29°21′48″ 80°05′01″
109 29°20′25″ 80°04′29″
110 29°08′00″ 79°59′43″
111 29°06′56″ 79°59′07″
112 29°05′59″ 79°58′44″
113 29°03′34″ 79°57′37″
114 29°02′11″ 79°56′59″
115 29°00′00″ 79°55′32″
116 28°56′55″ 79°54′22″
117 28°55′00″ 79°53′31″
118 28°53′35″ 79°52′51″
119 28°51′47″ 79°52′07″
120 28°50′25″ 79°51′27″
121 28°49′53″ 79°51′20″
122 28°49′01″ 79°51′20″
123 28°48′19″ 79°51′10″
124 28°47′13″ 79°50′59″
125 28°43′30″ 79°50′36″
126 28°41′05″ 79°50′04″
127 28°40′27″ 79°50′07″
128 28°39′50″ 79°49′56″
129 28°39′04″ 79°49′58″
130 28°36′43″ 79°49′35″
131 28°35′01″ 79°49′24″
132 28°30′37″ 79°48′35″
133 28°14′00″ 79°46′20″
134 28°11′41″ 79°46′12″
135 28°08′02″ 79°45′45″
136 28°01′20″ 79°45′20″
137 27°58′13″ 79°44′51″
138 27°56′23″ 79°44′53″
139 27°49′40″ 79°44′25″
140 27°46′27″ 79°44′22″
141 27°42′00″ 79°44′33″
142 27°36′08″ 79°44′58″
143 27°30′00″ 79°45′29″
144 27°29′04″ 79°45′47″
145 27°27′05″ 79°45′54″
146 27°25′47″ 79°45′57″
147 27°19′46″ 79°45′14″
148 27°17′54″ 79°45′12″
149 27°12′28″ 79°45′00″
150 27°07′45″ 79°46′07″
151 27°04′47″ 79°46′29″
152 27°00′43″ 79°46′39″
153 26°58′43″ 79°46′28″
154 26°57′06″ 79°46′32″
155 26°49′58″ 79°46′54″
156 26°48′58″ 79°46′56″
157 26°47′01″ 79°47′09″
158 26°46′04″ 79°47′09″
159 26°35′09″ 79°48′01″
160 26°33′37″ 79°48′21″
161 26°27′56″ 79°49′09″
162 26°25′55″ 79°49′30″
163 26°21′05″ 79°50′03″
164 26°20′30″ 79°50′20″
165 26°18′56″ 79°50′17″
166 26°16′19″ 79°54′06″
167 26°13′48″ 79°54′48″
168 26°12′19″ 79°55′37″
169 26°10′57″ 79°57′05″
170 26°09′17″ 79°58′45″
171 26°07′11″ 80°00′22″
172 26°06′12″ 80°00′33″
173 26°03′26″ 80°01′02″
174 26°00′35″ 80°01′13″
175 25°49′10″ 80°00′38″
176 25°48′30″ 80°00′23″
177 25°46′42″ 79°59′14″
178 25°27′28″ 80°02′26″
179 25°24′06″ 80°01′44″
180 25°21′04″ 80°01′27″
181 25°21′04″ at outer boundary of EEZ

(B) The outer boundary of the EEZ in a northerly direction from Point 181 to the Origin.

(iv) Pourtales Terrace is bounded by -

(A) Rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 24°20′12″ 80°43′50″
1 24°33′42″ 80°34′23″
2 24°37′45″ 80°31′20″
3 24°47′18″ 80°23′08″
4 24°51′08″ 80°27′58″
5 24°42′52″ 80°35′51″
6 24°29′44″ 80°49′45″
7 24°15′04″ 81°07′52″
8 24°10′55″ 80°58′11″

(B) The outer boundary of the EEZ in a northerly direction from Point 8 to the Origin.

(v) Blake Ridge Diapir is bounded by rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 32°32′28″ 76°13′16″
1 32°30′44″ 76°13′24″
2 32°30′37″ 76°11′21″
3 32°32′21″ 76°11′13″
Origin 32°32′28″ 76°13′16″

(2) Restrictions. In the Deepwater Coral HAPCs specified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section, no person may:

(i) Use a bottom longline, trawl (mid-water or bottom), dredge, pot, or trap.

(ii) If aboard a fishing vessel, anchor, use an anchor and chain, or use a grapple and chain.

(iii) Fish for coral or possess coral in or from the Deepwater Coral HAPC on board a fishing vessel.

(3) Shrimp fishery access areas. The provisions of paragraph (c)(2)(i) of this section notwithstanding, an owner or operator of a vessel for which a valid commercial vessel permit for rock shrimp (South Atlantic EEZ) has been issued may trawl for shrimp in the following portions of the Stetson-Miami Terrace Deepwater Coral HAPC:

(i) Shrimp access area 1 is bounded by rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 30°06′30″ 80°02′2.4″
1 30°06′30″ 80°05′39.6″
2 30°03′00″ 80°09′30″
3 30°03′00″ 80°06′00″
4 30°04′00″ 80°02′45.6″
5 29°59′16″ 80°04′11″
6 29°49′12″ 80°05′44″
7 29°43′59″ 80°06′24″
8 29°38′37″ 80°06′53″
9 29°36′54″ 80°07′18″
10 29°31′59″ 80°07′32″
11 29°29′14″ 80°07′18″
12 29°21′48″ 80°05′01″
13 29°20′25″ 80°04′29″
14 29°20′25″ 80°03′11″
15 29°21′48″ 80°03′52″
16 29°29′14″ 80°06′08″
17 29°31′59″ 80°06′23″
18 29°36′54″ 80°06′00″
19 29°38′37″ 80°05′43″
20 29°43′59″ 80°05′14″
21 29°49′12″ 80°04′35″
22 29°59′16″ 80°03′01″
23 30°06′30″ 80°00′53″
Origin 30°06′30″ 80°02′2.4″

(ii) Shrimp access area 2 is bounded by rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 29°08′00″ 79°59′43″
1 29°06′56″ 79°59′07″
2 29°05′59″ 79°58′44″
3 29°03′34″ 79°57′37″
4 29°02′11″ 79°56′59″
5 29°00′00″ 79°55′32″
6 28°56′55″ 79°54′22″
7 28°55′00″ 79°53′31″
8 28°53′35″ 79°52′51″
9 28°51′47″ 79°52′07″
10 28°50′25″ 79°51′27″
11 28°49′53″ 79°51′20″
12 28°49′01″ 79°51′20″
13 28°48′19″ 79°51′10″
14 28°47′13″ 79°50′59″
15 28°43′30″ 79°50′36″
16 28°41′05″ 79°50′04″
17 28°40′27″ 79°50′07″
18 28°39′50″ 79°49′56″
19 28°39′04″ 79°49′58″
20 28°36′43″ 79°49′35″
21 28°35′01″ 79°49′24″
22 28°30′37″ 79°48′35″
23 28°30′37″ 79°47′27″
24 28°35′01″ 79°48′16″
25 28°36′43″ 79°48′27″
26 28°39′04″ 79°48′50″
27 28°39′50″ 79°48′48″
28 28°40′27″ 79°48′58″
29 28°41′05″ 79°48′56″
30 28°43′30″ 79°49′28″
31 28°47′13″ 79°49′51″
32 28°48′19″ 79°50′01″
33 28°49′01″ 79°50′13″
34 28°49′53″ 79°50′12″
35 28°50′25″ 79°50′17″
36 28°51′47″ 79°50′58″
37 28°53′35″ 79°51′43″
38 28°55′00″ 79°52′22″
39 28°56′55″ 79°53′14″
40 29°00′00″ 79°54′24″
41 29°02′11″ 79°55′50″
42 29°03′34″ 79°56′29″
43 29°05′59″ 79°57′35″
44 29°06′56″ 79°57′59″
45 29°08′00″ 79°58′34″
Origin 29°08′00″ 79°59′43″

(iii) Shrimp access area 3 is bounded by rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 28°14′00″ 79°46′20″
1 28°11′41″ 79°46′12″
2 28°08′02″ 79°45′45″
3 28°01′20″ 79°45′20″
4 27°58′13″ 79°44′51″
5 27°56′23″ 79°44′53″
6 27°49′40″ 79°44′25″
7 27°46′27″ 79°44′22″
8 27°42′00″ 79°44′33″
9 27°36′08″ 79°44′58″
10 27°30′00″ 79°45′29″
11 27°29′04″ 79°45′47″
12 27°27′05″ 79°45′54″
13 27°25′47″ 79°45′57″
14 27°19′46″ 79°45′14″
15 27°17′54″ 79°45′12″
16 27°12′28″ 79°45′00″
17 27°07′45″ 79°46′07″
18 27°04′47″ 79°46′29″
19 27°00′43″ 79°46′39″
20 26°58′43″ 79°46′28″
21 26°57′06″ 79°46′32″
22 26°57′06″ 79°44′52″
23 26°58′43″ 79°44′47″
24 27°00′43″ 79°44′58″
25 27°04′47″ 79°44′48″
26 27°07′45″ 79°44′26″
27 27°12′28″ 79°43′19″
28 27°17′54″ 79°43′31″
29 27°19′46″ 79°43′33″
30 27°25′47″ 79°44′15″
31 27°27′05″ 79°44′12″
32 27°29′04″ 79°44′06″
33 27°30′00″ 79°43′48″
34 27°30′00″ 79°44′22″
35 27°36′08″ 79°43′50″
36 27°42′00″ 79°43′25″
37 27°46′27″ 79°43′14″
38 27°49′40″ 79°43′17″
39 27°56′23″ 79°43′45″
40 27°58′13″ 79°43′43″
41 28°01′20″ 79°44′11″
42 28°04′42″ 79°44′25″
43 28°08′02″ 79°44′37″
44 28°11′41″ 79°45′04″
45 28°14′00″ 79°45′12″
Origin 28°14′00″ 79°46′20″

(iv) Shrimp access area 4 is bounded by rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 26°49′58″ 79°46′54″
1 26°48′58″ 79°46′56″
2 26°47′01″ 79°47′09″
3 26°46′04″ 79°47′09″
4 26°35′09″ 79°48′01″
5 26°33′37″ 79°48′21″
6 26°27′56″ 79°49′09″
7 26°25′55″ 79°49′30″
8 26°21′05″ 79°50′03″
9 26°20′30″ 79°50′20″
10 26°18′56″ 79°50′17″
11 26°18′56″ 79°48′37″
12 26°20′30″ 79°48′40″
13 26°21′05″ 79°48′08″
14 26°25′55″ 79°47′49″
15 26°27′56″ 79°47′29″
16 26°33′37″ 79°46′40″
17 26°35′09″ 79°46′20″
18 26°46′04″ 79°45′28″
19 26°47′01″ 79°45′28″
20 26°48′58″ 79°45′15″
21 26°49′58″ 79°45′13″
Origin 26°49′58″ 79°46′54″

(4) Golden crab fishery access areas. The provisions of paragraphs (c)(2)(i) and (ii) of this section notwithstanding, an owner or operator of a vessel for which a valid commercial permit for South Atlantic golden crab has been issued may use a trap to fish for golden crab and use a grapple and chain while engaged in such fishing in the following portions of the Stetson-Miami Terrace and the Pourtales Terrace Deepwater Coral HAPCs. Access to an area specified in paragraph (c)(4)(i) through (v) of this section is contingent on that zone being authorized on the vessel's permit for South Atlantic golden crab. See § 622.241(b) for specification of zones.

(i) Golden crab northern zone access area is bounded by rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 29°00′00″ 79°54′24″
1 28°56′55″ 79°53′14″
2 28°55′00″ 79°52′22″
3 28°53′35″ 79°51′43″
4 28°51′47″ 79°50′58″
5 28°50′25″ 79°50′17″
6 28°49′53″ 79°50′12″
7 28°49′01″ 79°50′13″
8 28°48′19″ 79°50′01″
9 28°47′13″ 79°49′51″
10 28°43′30″ 79°49′28″
11 28°41′05″ 79°48′56″
12 28°40′27″ 79°48′58″
13 28°39′50″ 79°48′48″
14 28°39′04″ 79°48′50″
15 28°36′43″ 79°48′27″
16 28°35′01″ 79°48′16″
17 28°30′37″ 79°47′27″
18 28°30′37″ 79°42′12″
19 28°14′00″ 79°40′54″
20 28°14′00″ 79°45′12″
21 28°11′41″ 79°45′04″
22 28°08′02″ 79°44′37″
23 28°04′42″ 79°44′25″
24 28°01′20″ 79°44′11″
25 28°00′00″ 79°43′59″
26 28°00′00″ 79°38′16″
27 28°11′42″ 79°38′13″
28 28°23′02″ 79°38′57″
29 28°36′50″ 79°40′25″
30 28°38′33″ 79°41′33″
31 28°38′20″ 79°43′04″
32 28°41′00″ 79°43′39″
33 28°48′16″ 79°44′32″
34 28°54′29″ 79°45′55″
35 29°00′00″ 79°45′50″
Origin 29°00′00″ 79°54′24″

(ii) Golden crab middle zone access area A is bounded by -

(A) Rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 26°58′45″ 79°35′05″
1 27°00′39″ 79°36′26″
2 27°07′55″ 79°37′52″
3 27°14′52″ 79°37′09″
4 27°29′21″ 79°37′15″
5 28°00′00″ 79°38′16″
6 28°00′00″ 79°43′59″
7 27°58′13″ 79°43′43″
8 27°56′23″ 79°43′45″
9 27°49′40″ 79°43′17″
10 27°46′27″ 79°43′14″
11 27°42′00″ 79°43′25″
12 27°36′08″ 79°43′50″
13 27°30′00″ 79°44′22″
14 27°30′00″ 79°43′48″
15 27°29′04″ 79°44′06″
16 27°27′05″ 79°44′12″
17 27°25′47″ 79°44′15″
18 27°19′46″ 79°43′33″
19 27°17′54″ 79°43′31″
20 27°12′28″ 79°43′19″
21 27°07′45″ 79°44′26″
22 27°04′47″ 79°44′48″
23 27°00′43″ 79°44′58″
24 26°58′43″ 79°44′47″
25 26°57′06″ 79°44′52″
26 26°57′06″ 79°42′34″
27 26°49′58″ 79°42′34″
28 26°49′58″ 79°45′13″
29 26°48′58″ 79°45′15″
30 26°47′01″ 79°45′28″
31 26°46′04″ 79°45′28″
32 26°35′09″ 79°46′20″
33 26°33′37″ 79°46′40″
34 26°27′56″ 79°47′29″
35 26°25′55″ 79°47′49″
36 26°21′05″ 79°48′08″
37 26°20′30″ 79°48′40″
38 26°18′56″ 79°48′37″
39 26°03′38″ 79°48′16″
40 26°03′35″ 79°46′09″
41 25°58′33″ 79°46′08″
42 25°54′27″ 79°45′37″
43 25°46′55″ 79°44′14″
44 25°38′04″ 79°45′58″
45 25°38′05″ 79°42′27″

(B) The outer boundary of the EEZ in a northerly direction from Point 45 to Point 46.

(C) Rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
46 26°07′49″ 79°36′07″
47 26°17′36″ 79°36′06″
48 26°21′18″ 79°38′04″
49 26°50′46″ 79°35′12″
50 26°50′40″ 79°33′45″

(D) The outer boundary of the EEZ in a northerly direction from Point 50 to the Origin.

(iii) Golden crab middle zone access area B is bounded by rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 25°49′10″ 80°00′38″
1 25°48′30″ 80°00′23″
2 25°46′42″ 79°59′14″
3 25°27′28″ 80°02′26″
4 25°24′06″ 80°01′44″
5 25°21′04″ 80°01′27″
6 25°21′04″ 79°58′12″
7 25°23′25″ 79°58′19″
8 25°32′52″ 79°54′48″
9 25°36′58″ 79°54′46″
10 25°37′20″ 79°56′20″
11 25°49′11″ 79°56′00″
Origin 25°49′10″ 80°00′38″

(iv) Golden crab middle zone access area C is bounded by -

(A) Rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 25°33′32″ 79°42′18″
1 25°33′32″ 79°47′14″
2 25°21′04″ 79°53′45″
3 25°21′04″ 79°42′04″

(B) The outer boundary of the EEZ in a northerly direction from Point 3 to the Origin.

(v) Golden crab southern zone access area is bounded by -

(A) Rhumb lines connecting, in order, the following points:

Point North lat. West long.
Origin 24°14′07″ 80°53′27″
1 24°13′46″ 81°04′54″
2 24°10′55″ 80°58′11″

(B) The outer boundary of the EEZ in a northerly direction from Point 2 to the Origin.

[78 FR 22952, Apr. 17, 2013, as amended at 80 FR 42431, July 17, 2015; 80 FR 46205, Aug. 4, 2015; 80 FR 60566, Oct. 7, 2015; 81 FR 7715, Feb. 16, 2016]