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Archived Seasonal Closures: 2012

Seasonal Closed Areas

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Seasonal Closures for 2012

Seasonal closures for 2011 have been rolled forward for 2012.

The Long Hole seasonal closure remains in place until sampling results suggest that it should re-open. Regular sampling is undertaken.

We accepted and implemented, as suggested, industry proposals for three further closures, namely at Papa Bank (from 15 January to 15 March), the Coral Edge (from 15 January to 28 February) and the Stanhope Ground (from 21 February to 30 April). In all three cases and unlike the Long Hole, these areas will be automatically re-opened. Co-ordinates of these three seasonal closures are as follows:

Coral Edge Area Co-Ordinates

58º 52' N 3º 25' E

58º 52' N 3º 32' E

58º 40' N 3º 40' E

58º 35' N 3º 43' E

58º 35' N 3º 37' E

58º 38' N 3º 34' E

Papa Bank Area Co-Ordinates

59º 56' N 3º 08' W

59º 56' N 2º 45' W

59º 35' N 3º 15' W

59º 35' N 3º 25' W

Stanhope Ground Area Co-Ordinates

60º 24' N 1º 48' E

60º 24' N 1º 51' E

60º 20' N 1º 52' E

60º 15' N 1º 53' E

60º 12' N 1º 48' E

60º 17' N 1º 44' E

60º 21' N 1º 48' E

Long Hole Co-Ordinates

59 07.35N 0 31.04'W

59 03.60N 0 22.25'W

58 59.35N 0 17.85'W

58 56.00N 0 11.01'W

58 56.60N 0 08.85'W

58 59.86N 0 15.65'W

59 03.50N 0 20.00'W

59 08.15N 0 29.07'W