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2023 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.

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.

2023 Landings and Percentage Quota Uptake

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Species Area** Area Code Catch limit ^ (Seines)/over 55ft/under 55ft  -  February 2023  ***2023 Quota (TAC)  February  2023   Tonnes            % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE  All areas ALB/AN05N Closed 3174                      -   0.00% 03-Feb-23
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM See authorisation/FMN^       03-Feb-23
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 See authorisation/FMN^ 47737                      -   0.00% 03-Feb-23
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- See authorisation/FMN^ 15749                7,775 49.37% 03-Feb-23
COD VIIa COD/07A. 0.50/0.25 83                  1.23 1.48% 03-Feb-23
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 1.0/0.50 336                     10 2.92% 03-Feb-23
PICKED DOGFISH (Spurdog) I, V, VI, VII, VIII, XII, XIV DGS/15X14 0.25/0.25 1871                     16 0.83% 03-Feb-23
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. (18)/12/6 1003                     79 7.90% 03-Feb-23
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 24/12. 887                     95 10.69% 03-Feb-23
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 10/5. 264                  9.06 3.43% 03-Feb-23
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 (15)/10/5 2275                   216 9.51% 03-Feb-23
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 24/12. 2535                   183 7.20% 03-Feb-23
HERRING I,II HER/1/2- See authorisation/FMN^ 2646                      -   0.00% 03-Feb-23
HERRING VIa(N) HER/5B6ANB See authorisation/FMN^ 161                     25 15.51% 03-Feb-23
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC See authorisation/FMN^ 1720                   153 8.89% 03-Feb-23
HERRING IVa, IVb HER/4/AB See authorisation/FMN^                       82   03-Feb-23
HERRING VIIa Manx HER/07A/MM See authorisation/FMN^ 439                      -   0.00% 03-Feb-23
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K See authorisation/FMN^ 750                       2 0.27% 03-Feb-23
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^ 3283                     17 0.53% 03-Feb-23
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 30/15 865                  9.35 1.08% 03-Feb-23
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- See authorisation/FMN^ 52385              11,089 21.17% 03-Feb-23
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 20/10. 3297                     60 1.82% 03-Feb-23
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 14/7. 605                     38 6.33% 03-Feb-23
MONK VII ANF/07. 10/5. 3303                   185 5.61% 03-Feb-23
MONK VI ANF/56-14 10/5. 363                     52 14.35% 03-Feb-23
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 20/10. 6077                     90 1.47% 03-Feb-23
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6 8/4. 179                1.862 1.04% 03-Feb-23
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. Open 767                  0.93 0.12% 03-Feb-23
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 Open 224                  0.16 0.07% 03-Feb-23
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. Open 17                      -   0.00% 03-Feb-23
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 0.50/0.25. 147                  3.55 2.41% 03-Feb-23
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 1.0/0.50 55                  0.56 1.01% 03-Feb-23
POLLACK VII POL/07. 8/8. 453                     12 2.71% 03-Feb-23
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 1.0/0.50 18                  0.04 0.22% 03-Feb-23
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 30/15  357                    1.6 0.46% 03-Feb-23
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 Open 1404                    4.6 0.33% 03-Feb-23
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 20/10. 1207                     45 3.75% 03-Feb-23
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 1.50/0.75. 94                       3 2.78% 03-Feb-23
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 Open  46                  0.08 0.17% 03-Feb-23
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 1.0/0.50. 17                  0.19 1.12% 03-Feb-23
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 0.50/0.25 39                       2 4.67% 03-Feb-23
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 1.50/1.50. 96                  2.39 2.49% 03-Feb-23
TUSK V-VII USK/567EI 2/1. 237                  0.22 0.09% 03-Feb-23
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 8/4. 269                       4 1.51% 03-Feb-23
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 12/6. 802                       9 1.06% 03-Feb-23
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 30/15. 3877                     96 2.47% 03-Feb-23

 

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

***2023 Quota (TAC); last updated 18th January is provisional. This updated TAC is not final for 2023.

^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  3rd February 2023. 

gov.ie - Fisheries Management Notices 2023 (www.gov.ie)