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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 ***

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* at bottom of the table

Species Area** Area Code Catch limit ^ (Seines)/over 55ft/under 55ft  - January  2022  ***2021 Quota (TAC)  January 2022   Tonnes            % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE  All areas ALB/AN05N Closed                                       3,174                    -   0.00% 21-Jan-22
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM See authorisation/FMN^                      -     21-Jan-22
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 See authorisation/FMN^                                     28,438                 39 0.14% 21-Jan-22
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- See authorisation/FMN^                                     15,749          2,581 16.39% 21-Jan-22
COD VIIa COD/07A. 1.0/0.50                                          104                0.5 0.51% 21-Jan-22
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 2/1                                          338                    8 2.30% 21-Jan-22
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. (21)/14/7                                       1,171                 47 4.00% 21-Jan-22
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 20/10                                          394                 19 4.84% 21-Jan-22
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 20/10                                          386                    -   0.00% 21-Jan-22
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 (12)/8/4                                       2,920                 83 2.83% 21-Jan-22
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 16/8                                       2,383                 51 2.14% 21-Jan-22
HERRING I,II HER/1/2- See authorisation/FMN^                                       3,098                    -   0.00% 21-Jan-22
HERRING VIa(N) HER/5B6ANB See authorisation/FMN^                                          470                    -   0.00% 21-Jan-22
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC See authorisation/FMN^                                       1,236                 78 6.34% 21-Jan-22
HERRING IVa, IVb HER/4/AB See authorisation/FMN^                                             -                   21 - 21-Jan-22
HERRING VIIa Manx HER/07A/MM See authorisation/FMN^                                          719                    -   0.00% 21-Jan-22
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K See authorisation/FMN^                                          750              135 18.04% 21-Jan-22
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 See authorisation/FMN^                                     15,737          7,056 44.84% 21-Jan-22
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 30/15                                       1,059                 11 1.06% 21-Jan-22
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- See authorisation/FMN^                                     54,992          2,116 3.85% 21-Jan-22
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 20/10                                       2,827                 45 1.60% 21-Jan-22
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 14/7                                          627                    5 0.87% 21-Jan-22
MONK VII ANF/07. 10/5                                       2,977                 96 3.23% 21-Jan-22
MONK VI ANF/56-14 12/6                                          439                 17 3.85% 21-Jan-22
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 20/10                                       5,682                 52 0.91% 21-Jan-22
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. Open                                          160                    1 0.66% 21-Jan-22
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. Open                                       1,031          0.849 0.08% 21-Jan-22
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 Open                                          248          0.004 0.00% 21-Jan-22
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. Open                                            15                0.2 1.44% 21-Jan-22
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 2/1                                          237                    2 0.96% 21-Jan-22
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 1.0/0.50                                            47                0.3 0.54% 21-Jan-22
#POLLACK VII #POL/07. 1.0/1.00                                          572                    3 0.47% 21-Jan-22
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 1.0/0.50                                            22                    -   0.00% 21-Jan-22
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 20/10                                          119             0.19 0.16% 21-Jan-22
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 Open                                       1,404                    4 0.29% 21-Jan-22
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 16/8                                       1,177                 29 2.44% 21-Jan-22
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 1.0/0.50                                          105                1.0 0.97% 21-Jan-22
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 Open                                            46                    -   0.00% 21-Jan-22
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. Open                                            16             1.54 9.62% 21-Jan-22
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 0.20/0.10                                            39             1.10 2.82% 21-Jan-22
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 2/1                                            95             1.37 1.44% 21-Jan-22
TUSK V-VII USK/567EI 4/2                                          238             0.21 0.09% 21-Jan-22
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 4/2                                          274                    3 0.92% 21-Jan-22
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 8/4                                          561                 11 1.95% 21-Jan-22
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 40/20                                       3,972                 38 0.96% 21-Jan-22

Quota uptake weights reflect declared figures only (unless noted), changes to quota (TAC) are supplied by DAFM and will be updated monthly. All figures are provisional, for critical applications please contact the SFPA directly.

** For more specific stock area definitions please consult relevant  TAC and quota regulations

***2022 Quota (TAC); last updated 14th January 2022. This updated TAC is not final for 2022.

^Catch limits shown are guidelines only. For a definite list of catch limits and full terms and conditions, please see  The Fisheries Management Notices (FMN) in the link below -  demersal catch limits shown only apply where no authorisation exists for your vessel, note that some stocks are by-catch only and may not be targetted. Pelagic catch limits are not shown. Last updated 21st January 2022.

#Please note Fishery Management Notice 06 of 2022: Whitefish (boats less than 55 feet) for January 2022,  revising the regime for Pollack in area 7 from 0.50 tonnes to 1 tonne for January 2022.

 

gov.ie - Fisheries Management Notices 2021 (www.gov.ie)