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2020 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.

2020 Landings and Percentage Quota Uptake

see ref * at bottom of the table

 

Species Area** Area Code ***2020 Quota (TAC)  Tonnes % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE  All areas ALB/AN05N 2,891 0 0% 21-May-20
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM 68 0 0% 21-May-20
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 38,599 39,169 101% 21-May-20
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 13,235 770 6% 21-May-20
COD VIIa COD/07A. 170 40 24% 21-May-20
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 461 172 37% 21-May-20
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1366 163 12% 21-May-20
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 651 132 20% 21-May-20
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 824 171 21% 21-May-20
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 2413 792 33% 21-May-20
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 3493 1,168 33% 21-May-20
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 1,236 91 7% 21-May-20
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 750 20 3% 21-May-20
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 18,060 10,735 59% 21-May-20
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 898 184 20% 21-May-20
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 77,959 66,502 85% 21-May-20
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 3101 540 17% 21-May-20
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 764 247 32% 21-May-20
MONK VII ANF/07. 2,675 1,293 48% 21-May-20
MONK VI ANF/56-14 797 292 37% 21-May-20
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 6,201 1,660 27% 21-May-20
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 215 5 2% 21-May-20
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 1442 55 4% 21-May-20
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 1 0% 21-May-20
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 1 1% 21-May-20
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 255 26 10% 21-May-20
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 30 2 7% 21-May-20
POLLACK VII POL/07. 929 166 18% 21-May-20
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 34 4 11% 21-May-20
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 401 75 19% 21-May-20
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1491 71 5% 21-May-20
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1329 293 22% 21-May-20
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 77 9 12% 21-May-20
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 46 1 1% 21-May-20
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 36 2 7% 21-May-20
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 42 11 26% 21-May-20
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 148 8 5% 21-May-20
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 415 12 3% 21-May-20
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 273 31 11% 21-May-20
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 4072 442 11% 21-May-20
*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) 
***2020 Quota (TAC); last updated 17th January  2020.