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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 
ALBACORE  All areas ALB/AN05N 2,837 0 0% 05-Jun-19
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM 61 0 0% 05-Jun-19
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 35,940 38,358 107% 05-Jun-19
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 15,086 2,824.21 19% 05-Jun-19
COD VIIa COD/07A. 530 58.82 11% 05-Jun-19
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 611 217.16 36% 05-Jun-19
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1,619 309.18 19% 05-Jun-19
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 523 170.03 33% 05-Jun-19
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 824 328.87 40% 05-Jun-19
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 1,851 634.87 34% 05-Jun-19
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 4,400 1,513.78 34% 05-Jun-19
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 1,482 120.32 8% 05-Jun-19
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 4,097 8.43 0% 05-Jun-19
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 29,222 18,151.09 62% 05-Jun-19
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 898 192.07 21% 05-Jun-19
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 54,601 53,130.50 97% 05-Jun-19
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 2,896 950.90 33% 05-Jun-19
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 749 219.39 29% 05-Jun-19
MONK VII ANF/07. 2,515 1,522.73 61% 05-Jun-19
MONK VI ANF/56-14 1,255 402.79 32% 05-Jun-19
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 7,296 3,078.38 42% 05-Jun-19
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 204 5.10 3% 05-Jun-19
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 1,499 75.15 5% 05-Jun-19
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 4.33 2% 05-Jun-19
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 2.37 4% 05-Jun-19
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 240 18.28 8% 05-Jun-19
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 47 13.46 29% 05-Jun-19
POLLACK VII POL/07. 929 199.82 22% 05-Jun-19
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 56 17.36 31% 05-Jun-19
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 455 60.61 13% 05-Jun-19
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1,492 58.81 4% 05-Jun-19
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1,329 433 33% 05-Jun-19
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 84 13.68 16% 05-Jun-19
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 46 4.28 9% 05-Jun-19
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 36 4.56 13% 05-Jun-19
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 26 14.54 56% 05-Jun-19
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 171 27.38 16% 05-Jun-19
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 419 8.95 2% 05-Jun-19
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 324 56.56 17% 05-Jun-19
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 5,334 894.91 17% 05-Jun-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 10th April 2019.