Fisheries Statistics and Quota Uptake


One of the main instruments of the Common Fisheries Policy is the setting of Total Allowable Catches on an annual basis.

The term Total Allowable Catch (TAC) means the quantity of fish that can be taken and landed from each stock each year.

Taking account of scientific advice, annual TAC's are set by the Council of Ministers. These TACS are then shared out between the various Member States involved in fishing according to the principle of Relative Stability. An individual Member States share of the TAC is called a Quota.

For Current Quota Uptake:   Click here 

For Annual Landing Statistics: Click here

Please note the data presented in these pages do not include aquaculture production figures. For figures on aquaculture production please contact Board Iascaigh Mhara at:   


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