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2022 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.

2022 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  - July  2022  ***2022 Quota (TAC)  July  2022   Tonnes            % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE  All areas ALB/AN05N Closed 3212                      -   0.00% 01-Jul-22
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM See authorisation/FMN^   1.06 % 01-Jul-22
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 See authorisation/FMN^ 26629              28,453 100.96% 01-Jul-22
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- See authorisation/FMN^ 15511              11,961 76.00% 01-Jul-22
COD VIIa COD/07A. 1.0/0.50 104                     35 20.80% 01-Jul-22
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 0.50/0.25 317                   200 47.07% 01-Jul-22
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. (15)/10/5 1171                   514 32.52% 01-Jul-22
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 16/8 797                   362 41.65% 01-Jul-22
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 16/8 385                   222 24.14% 01-Jul-22
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 (12)/8/4 2994                1,683 37.53% 01-Jul-22
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 20/10 3118                1,884 46.45% 01-Jul-22
HERRING I,II HER/1/2- See authorisation/FMN^ 3875                2,676 69.05% 01-Jul-22
HERRING VIa(N) HER/5B6ANB See authorisation/FMN^                    470                     76 16.12% 01-Jul-22
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC See authorisation/FMN^                 1,236                   476 38.54% 01-Jul-22
HERRING IVa, IVb HER/4/AB See authorisation/FMN^ 300                     74                       -   01-Jul-22
HERRING VIIa Manx HER/07A/MM See authorisation/FMN^                    719                      -   0.00% 01-Jul-22
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K See authorisation/FMN^                    750                   135 18.04% 01-Jul-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^ 14655              11,934 79.67% 01-Jul-22
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 30/15 1059                   175 11.47% 01-Jul-22
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- See authorisation/FMN^ 54232              46,582 84.46% 01-Jul-22
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 24/12 2831                   797 15.65% 01-Jul-22
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 20/10                    627                   230 22.37% 01-Jul-22
MONK VII ANF/07. 6/3 3083                1,809 36.96% 01-Jul-22
MONK VI ANF/56-14 7/3.5 638                   265 48.41% 01-Jul-22
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 18/9 5947                3,229 26.17% 01-Jul-22
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. Open 160                       6 1.74% 01-Jul-22
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. Open 1031                     23 1.80% 01-Jul-22
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 Open                    248                       1 0.42% 01-Jul-22
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. Open                      14                       1 6.28% 01-Jul-22
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 4/2                    237                     60 14.97% 01-Jul-22
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 1.50/0.75 40                     13 12.26% 01-Jul-22
POLLACK VII POL/07. 10/10 572                   152 19.37% 01-Jul-22
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 1.0/0.50 22                       5 23.62% 01-Jul-22
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 30/15 353                   113 24.97% 01-Jul-22
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 Open 1403                   118 6.20% 01-Jul-22
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 14/7 1097 324.9 21.33% 01-Jul-22
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 1/0.50 105                     22 12.39% 01-Jul-22
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 Open 45                       1 1.67% 01-Jul-22
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 2/1 28                     13 35.62% 01-Jul-22
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 0.10/0.05 39                     23 24.34% 01-Jul-22
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 1/0.50 85                     24 7.88% 01-Jul-22
TUSK V-VII USK/567EI 8/4 238                       8 2.03% 01-Jul-22
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 10/5 274                     15 3.72% 01-Jul-22
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 12/6 560                     47 6.82% 01-Jul-22
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 50/25 3821                   919 15.34% 01-Jul-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 1st July 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  1st July 2022.

gov.ie - Fisheries Management Notices 2022 (www.gov.ie)