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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 Catch limit ^ (Seines)/over 55ft/Under 55ft - September 2021 ***2021 Quota (TAC)  Tonnes % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE  All areas ALB/AN05N Closed 2,919 2,841 97% 17-Sep-21
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM See authorisation/FMN^   16 By-Catch 17-Sep-21
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 See authorisation/FMN^ 35,071 38,948 111% 17-Sep-21
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- See authorisation/FMN^ 12,249 1,321 11% 17-Sep-21
COD VIIa COD/07A. 0.50/0.25 104 75 72% 17-Sep-21
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 0.50/0.25 396 173 44% 17-Sep-21
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. (36)/24/12 1,322 499 38% 17-Sep-21
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 24/12 648 403 62% 17-Sep-21
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 16/8 3,496 449 13% 17-Sep-21
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 (9)/6/3 2959 2,654 90% 17-Sep-21
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 14/7 3496 3,128 89% 17-Sep-21
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC See authorisation/FMN^ 1,236 223 18% 17-Sep-21
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K See authorisation/FMN^ 750 55 7% 17-Sep-21
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^ 17,411 13,346 77% 17-Sep-21
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 40/20 1,301 432 33% 17-Sep-21
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- See authorisation/FMN^ 60,107 50,071 83% 17-Sep-21
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 16/8 2844 1,624 57% 17-Sep-21
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 6/3 700 552 79% 17-Sep-21
MONK VII ANF/07. 4/2 3077 2,652 86% 17-Sep-21
MONK VI ANF/56-14 8/4 808 448 55% 17-Sep-21
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 15/7.50 6127 4,859 79% 17-Sep-21
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. Open 202 80 40% 17-Sep-21
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. Open 1069 67 6% 17-Sep-21
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 Open 248 7 3% 17-Sep-21
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. Open 15 2 13% 17-Sep-21
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 1/0.50 240 61 26% 17-Sep-21
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 0.30/0.15 26 10 38% 17-Sep-21
POLLACK VII POL/07. 10/10 680 333 49% 17-Sep-21
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 2/1 50 27 54% 17-Sep-21
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 50/25 369 60 16% 17-Sep-21
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 Open 1,493 157 11% 17-Sep-21
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 20/10 1,210 449 37% 17-Sep-21
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 2/1 104 45 43% 17-Sep-21
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 Open 46 10 21% 17-Sep-21
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. Open 27 11 42% 17-Sep-21
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 0.30/0.15 42 25 59% 17-Sep-21
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 0.1/0.05 61 72 118% 17-Sep-21
TUSK V-VII USK/567EI 4/2 238 18 8% 17-Sep-21
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 8/4 280 57 20% 17-Sep-21
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 8/4 299 102 34% 17-Sep-21
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 40/20 3466 2,016 58% 17-Sep-21

 

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

***2021 Quota (TAC); last updated 27th August 2021. This updated TAC is not final for 2021.

^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 targeted. Pelagic catch limits are not shown. Last updated 1st September 2021.

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