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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 2891 1,359 47% 03-Aug-20
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM 68 6 9% 03-Aug-20
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 38,599 39,169 101% 24-Jul-20
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 13235 771 6% 24-Jul-20
COD VIIa COD/07A. 170 83 49% 24-Jul-20
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 461 328 71% 24-Jul-20
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1366 404 30% 24-Jul-20
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 651 204 31% 24-Jul-20
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 824 435 53% 24-Jul-20
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 2413 1,396 58% 24-Jul-20
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 3493 1,943 56% 24-Jul-20
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 1,236 91 7% 24-Jul-20
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 750 20 3% 24-Jul-20
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 18,060 10,735 59% 24-Jul-20
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 898 307 34% 24-Jul-20
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 77,959 66,628 85% 24-Jul-20
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 3101 1,043 34% 24-Jul-20
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 764 440 58% 24-Jul-20
MONK VII ANF/07. 2,675 2,047 77% 24-Jul-20
MONK VI ANF/56-14 797 482 60% 24-Jul-20
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 6,201 2,963 48% 24-Jul-20
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 215 90 42% 24-Jul-20
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 1442 87 6% 24-Jul-20
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 5 2% 24-Jul-20
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 3 4% 24-Jul-20
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 255 45 18% 24-Jul-20
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 30 5 17% 24-Jul-20
POLLACK VII POL/07. 929 226 24% 24-Jul-20
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 34 5 14% 24-Jul-20
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 401 99 25% 24-Jul-20
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1491 101 7% 24-Jul-20
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1329 409 31% 24-Jul-20
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 77 17 22% 24-Jul-20
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 46 3 7% 24-Jul-20
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 36 5 14% 24-Jul-20
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 42 20 49% 24-Jul-20
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 148 18 12% 24-Jul-20
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 415 16 4% 24-Jul-20
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 273 47 17% 24-Jul-20
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 4072 1,010 25% 24-Jul-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 17th January  2020.