The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Polar Mediterranean

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Polar Mediterranean – a frequent name, meaning “located within the Arctic Circle.” According to the FAO fishing classification, the area is divided into three regions: Eastern and two Atlantic regions, located in the Northwest and Northeast Atlantic. The eastern region (68°30′ - 40°W) is located entirely within the Atlantic Region. The poorest in living resources and, therefore, the least developed fishing region.

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