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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% 10-Apr-19
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM 61 0 0% 10-Apr-19
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 35,940 8,007 22% 10-Apr-19
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 15,086 2,822.04 19% 10-Apr-19
COD VIIa COD/07A. 530 38.78 7% 10-Apr-19
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 611 112.22 18% 10-Apr-19
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1,619 214.21 13% 10-Apr-19
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 523 123.96 24% 10-Apr-19
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 824 164.41 20% 10-Apr-19
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 1,851 364.29 20% 10-Apr-19
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 4,400 776.65 18% 10-Apr-19
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 1,482 120.00 8% 10-Apr-19
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 4,097 8.00 0% 10-Apr-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 17,915.00 61% 10-Apr-19
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 898 124.75 14% 10-Apr-19
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 54,601 52,887.00 97% 10-Apr-19
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 2,896 447.10 15% 10-Apr-19
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 749 119.74 16% 10-Apr-19
MONK VII ANF/07. 2,515 954.55 38% 10-Apr-19
MONK VI ANF/56-14 1,255 271.14 22% 10-Apr-19
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 7,296 1,396.83 19% 10-Apr-19
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 204 2.34 1% 10-Apr-19
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 1,499 50.75 3% 10-Apr-19
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 3.33 1% 10-Apr-19
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 1.42 2% 10-Apr-19
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 240 10.98 5% 10-Apr-19
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 47 5.06 11% 10-Apr-19
POLLACK VII POL/07. 929 159.50 17% 10-Apr-19
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 56 10.87 19% 10-Apr-19
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 455 52.15 11% 10-Apr-19
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1,492 43.57 3% 10-Apr-19
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1,329 297 22% 10-Apr-19
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 84 10.94 13% 10-Apr-19
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 46 2.41 5% 10-Apr-19
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 36 2.44 7% 10-Apr-19
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 26 10.42 40% 10-Apr-19
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 171 12.49 7% 10-Apr-19
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 419 4.19 1% 10-Apr-19
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 324 48.87 15% 10-Apr-19
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 5,334 660.26 12% 10-Apr-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.