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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 legislation for 2021 is available here:

Council Regulation (EU) 92 of 2021 of 28 January 2021 fixing for 2021 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters. (doc)

Council Regulation (EU) 2021/91 of 28 January 2021 fixing, for the years 2021 and 2022, the fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks. (pdf)

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.

Download map showing the ICES areas in the North East Atlantic

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 3,141     09-Apr-21
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM   0   09-Apr-21
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 27,019 32,752 121% 09-Apr-21
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 4,612 1,307 28% 09-Apr-21
COD VIIa COD/07A. 43 20 46% 09-Apr-21
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 115 99 86% 09-Apr-21
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 342 95 28% 09-Apr-21
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 163 104 64% 09-Apr-21
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 206 57 28% 09-Apr-21
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 603 723 120% 09-Apr-21
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 860 959 112% 09-Apr-21
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 309 145 47% 09-Apr-21
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 188 55 29% 09-Apr-21
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 14,181 12,863 91% 09-Apr-21
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 225 177 79% 09-Apr-21
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 58,539 49,352 84% 09-Apr-21
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 775 361 47% 09-Apr-21
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 191 182 95% 09-Apr-21
MONK VII ANF/07. 1204 908 75% 09-Apr-21
MONK VI ANF/56-14 199 179 90% 09-Apr-21
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 1550 1,218 79% 09-Apr-21
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 54 3 6% 09-Apr-21
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 361 35 10% 09-Apr-21
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 65 1 2% 09-Apr-21
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 15 0 3% 09-Apr-21
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 64 13 21% 09-Apr-21
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 8 2 26% 09-Apr-21
POLLACK VII POL/07. 232 160 69% 09-Apr-21
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 9 1 6% 09-Apr-21
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 100 10 10% 09-Apr-21
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 373 46 12% 09-Apr-21
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 332 199 60% 09-Apr-21
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 19 8 44% 09-Apr-21
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 12 1 12% 09-Apr-21
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 28 5 19% 09-Apr-21
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 13 7 57% 09-Apr-21
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 37 9 24% 09-Apr-21
TUSK V-VII USK/567EI 17 7 42% 09-Apr-21
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 104 3 3% 09-Apr-21
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 68 40 59% 09-Apr-21
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 1629 368 23% 09-Apr-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 1st April 2021. This updated TAC is not final for 2021.