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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 2,743 2,938 107% 23-Oct-20
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM 68 16 23% 23-Oct-20
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 41,925 39,169 93% 23-Oct-20
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 13,125 828 6% 23-Oct-20
COD VIIa COD/07A. 206 132 64% 23-Oct-20
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 500 383 77% 23-Oct-20
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1,541 668 43% 23-Oct-20
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 680 346 51% 23-Oct-20
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 966 601 62% 23-Oct-20
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 2611 2,278 87% 23-Oct-20
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 3969 3,054 77% 23-Oct-20
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 1,345 91 7% 23-Oct-20
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 750 20 3% 23-Oct-20
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 20,650 10,944 53% 23-Oct-20
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 898 438 49% 23-Oct-20
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 76,997 73,882 96% 23-Oct-20
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 3415 1,600 47% 23-Oct-20
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 950 621 65% 23-Oct-20
MONK VII ANF/07. 4151 2,999 72% 23-Oct-20
MONK VI ANF/56-14 1010 717 71% 23-Oct-20
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 7166 4,275 60% 23-Oct-20
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 237 146 62% 23-Oct-20
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 1588 156 10% 23-Oct-20
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 13 5% 23-Oct-20
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 5 9% 23-Oct-20
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 120 81 68% 23-Oct-20
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 28 10 36% 23-Oct-20
POLLACK VII POL/07. 929 297 32% 23-Oct-20
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 34 11 32% 23-Oct-20
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 435 120 28% 23-Oct-20
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1491 142 9% 23-Oct-20
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1329 573 43% 23-Oct-20
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 77 39 50% 23-Oct-20
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 45 7 15% 23-Oct-20
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 35 8 22% 23-Oct-20
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 65 35 53% 23-Oct-20
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 71 32 46% 23-Oct-20
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 400 48 12% 23-Oct-20
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 264 124 47% 23-Oct-20
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 3883 2,189 56% 23-Oct-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 16th October 2020.