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2021 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.

2021 Landings and Percentage Quota Uptake

TAC is provisional; see footnote ***

see ref * at bottom of the table

Species Area** Area Code ***2021 Quota (TAC)  Tonnes % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE  All areas ALB/AN05N       14-Jan-21
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM       14-Jan-21
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 25,089 39 0% 14-Jan-21
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 3,309 158 5% 14-Jan-21
COD VIIa COD/07A. 43 1 2% 14-Jan-21
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 115 5 4% 14-Jan-21
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 342 4 1% 14-Jan-21
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 163 6 4% 14-Jan-21
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 206 12 6% 14-Jan-21
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 603 17 3% 14-Jan-21
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 873 32 4% 14-Jan-21
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 309 0 0% 14-Jan-21
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 188 0 0% 14-Jan-21
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 11,522 4,602 40% 14-Jan-21
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 225 5 2% 14-Jan-21
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 50,734 5,735 11% 14-Jan-21
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 775 24 3% 14-Jan-21
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 191 14 7% 14-Jan-21
MONK VII ANF/07. 669 58 9% 14-Jan-21
MONK VI ANF/56-14 199 27 14% 14-Jan-21
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 1550 50 3% 14-Jan-21
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 54 0 0% 14-Jan-21
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 361 4 1% 14-Jan-21
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 65 0 0% 14-Jan-21
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 15 0 0% 14-Jan-21
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 64 1 1% 14-Jan-21
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 8 0 3% 14-Jan-21
POLLACK VII POL/07. 232 7 3% 14-Jan-21
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 9 0 0% 14-Jan-21
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 100 1 1% 14-Jan-21
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 373 2 0% 14-Jan-21
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 332 21 6% 14-Jan-21
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 19 1 6% 14-Jan-21
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 12 0 0% 14-Jan-21
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 36 1 2% 14-Jan-21
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 13 0 3% 14-Jan-21
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 37 1 3% 14-Jan-21
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 104 0 0% 14-Jan-21
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 68 8 12% 14-Jan-21
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 1018 7 1% 14-Jan-21
*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) 
***2021 Quota (TAC); last updated 14th January 2021. The provisional TAC corresponds to 25% of the 2020 TAC ( to apply to the first three 
months of 2021) with the exception of Mackeral, Horse Mackeral and Blue Whiting where a provisional TAC is 65% of the 2020 TAC.