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2019 Quota Uptake - Landings

The European Community fishing quotas are determined at the December meeting of the Council of Ministers held in Brussels.  These quotas are published in an annual Total Allowable Catch Regulation; this legislation fixes the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, to Union vessels, in certain non-Union waters. 

The Species stock areas may be denoted by a single ICES area e.g. Cod in ICES area VIIa (the Irish Sea), or may be a combination of ICES areas. When a national quota catch limit for a stock area has been reached, landings of that species by vessels belonging to that nation are no longer permitted.

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The following table shows the percentage uptake by Irish fishing vessels of the national quota by species stock area. Note: Not all stock areas are included below, the absence of a species/area combination does not imply that it is not under quota.

2019 Landings and Percentage Quota Uptake

see ref * at bottom of the table

Species Area** Area Code ***2019 Quota (TAC)  Tonnes % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 15,086 2,817.32 19% 20-Mar-19
COD VIIa COD/07A. 532 22.88 4% 20-Mar-19
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 650 78.70 12% 20-Mar-19
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1,619 151.07 9% 20-Mar-19
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 528 104.12 20% 20-Mar-19
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 824 128.31 16% 20-Mar-19
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 1,847 245.52 13% 20-Mar-19
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 4,400 457.77 10% 20-Mar-19
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 898 98.31 11% 20-Mar-19
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 3,001 361.71 12% 20-Mar-19
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 749 112.37 15% 20-Mar-19
MONK VII ANF/07. 2,501 680.22 27% 20-Mar-19
MONK VI ANF/56-14 1,145 221.26 19% 20-Mar-19
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 7,296 880.56 12% 20-Mar-19
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 204 2.23 1% 20-Mar-19
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 1,499 44.65 3% 20-Mar-19
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 3.15 1% 20-Mar-19
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 0.93 1% 20-Mar-19
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 240 7.99 3% 20-Mar-19
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 47 3.09 7% 20-Mar-19
POLLACK VII POL/07. 929 89.21 10% 20-Mar-19
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 56 6.36 11% 20-Mar-19
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 455 48.53 11% 20-Mar-19
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1,492 30.40 2% 20-Mar-19
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1,329 247 19% 20-Mar-19
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 84 9.74 12% 20-Mar-19
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 46 2.31 5% 20-Mar-19
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 36 2.17 6% 20-Mar-19
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 26 8.90 34% 20-Mar-19
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 171 9.26 5% 20-Mar-19
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 419 3.06 1% 20-Mar-19
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 324 47.08 15% 20-Mar-19
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 5,334 495.14 9% 20-Mar-19
*From May 21 2014, quota uptake weights will reflect declared figures only, changes to quota (TAC) are supplied by DAFM and will be updated monthly. All figures are subject to change, for critical applications please contact the SFPA directly.
** For more specific area definitions please consult relevant EU regulations (e.g. EU regulation 127/2018) 
***2019 Quota (TAC); last updated 23th January 2019.