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2019 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.

2019 Landings and Percentage Quota Uptake

see ref * at bottom of the table

Species Area** Area Code ***2019 Quota (TAC)  Tonnes % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE  All areas ALB/AN05N 3,057 3,213 105% 20-Dec-19
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM 61 6 11% 20-Dec-19
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 35,940 38,550 107% 20-Dec-19
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 14,446 9,786.56 68% 20-Dec-19
COD VIIa COD/07A. 515 127.98 25% 20-Dec-19
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 611 507.42 83% 20-Dec-19
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1,754 1,311.14 75% 20-Dec-19
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 606 541.53 89% 20-Dec-19
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 885 860.83 97% 20-Dec-19
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 1,983 1,571.32 79% 20-Dec-19
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 4,749 3,709.67 78% 20-Dec-19
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 1,564 1,214.80 78% 20-Dec-19
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 4,097 1,368.23 33% 20-Dec-19
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 28,822 26,152.78 91% 20-Dec-19
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 898 438.82 49% 20-Dec-19
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 53,518 53,300.79 100% 20-Dec-19
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 2,896 2,373.82 82% 20-Dec-19
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 749 698.13 93% 20-Dec-19
MONK VII ANF/07. 3,923 3,336.23 85% 20-Dec-19
MONK VI ANF/56-14 1,580 1,161.91 74% 20-Dec-19
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 8,543 7,791.29 91% 20-Dec-19
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 204 91.46 45% 20-Dec-19
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 1,332 239.82 18% 20-Dec-19
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 24.65 9% 20-Dec-19
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 7.43 12% 20-Dec-19
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 110 62.32 57% 20-Dec-19
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 34 29.47 87% 20-Dec-19
POLLACK VII POL/07. 1,024 424.79 41% 20-Dec-19
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 56 21.19 38% 20-Dec-19
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 404 109.25 27% 20-Dec-19
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1,491 147.43 10% 20-Dec-19
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1,488 1,091 73% 20-Dec-19
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 61 51.98 85% 20-Dec-19
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 42 14.32 34% 20-Dec-19
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 32 12.48 39% 20-Dec-19
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 41 28.69 70% 20-Dec-19
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 132 68.71 52% 20-Dec-19
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 404 129.06 32% 20-Dec-19
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 314 183.87 59% 20-Dec-19
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 4,934 2,572.24 52% 20-Dec-19
*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) 
***2019 Quota (TAC); last updated 24rd September 2019.