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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 ***2021 Quota (TAC)  Tonnes % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE  All areas ALB/AN05N 2,919     18-Jun-21
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM   0   18-Jun-21
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 35,071 38,908 111% 18-Jun-21
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 6,785 1,214 18% 18-Jun-21
COD VIIa COD/07A. 49 43 87% 18-Jun-21
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 165 148 90% 18-Jun-21
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 771 184 24% 18-Jun-21
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 650 277 43% 18-Jun-21
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 247 263 107% 18-Jun-21
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 1814 1,475 81% 18-Jun-21
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 1729 1,945 112% 18-Jun-21
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 721 145 20% 18-Jun-21
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 437 55 13% 18-Jun-21
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 14,181 12,962 91% 18-Jun-21
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 596 296 50% 18-Jun-21
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 60,842 49,822 82% 18-Jun-21
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 1680 780 46% 18-Jun-21
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 352 385 109% 18-Jun-21
MONK VII ANF/07. 1875 1,776 95% 18-Jun-21
MONK VI ANF/56-14 434 304 70% 18-Jun-21
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 3557 2,661 75% 18-Jun-21
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 54 20 36% 18-Jun-21
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 737 46 6% 18-Jun-21
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 144 4 3% 18-Jun-21
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 15 1 4% 18-Jun-21
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 145 32 22% 18-Jun-21
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 15 5 36% 18-Jun-21
POLLACK VII POL/07. 232 224 96% 18-Jun-21
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 33 15 46% 18-Jun-21
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 369 21 6% 18-Jun-21
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 870 81 9% 18-Jun-21
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 683 311 46% 18-Jun-21
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 61 17 28% 18-Jun-21
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 27 6 21% 18-Jun-21
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 28 7 24% 18-Jun-21
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 25 12 50% 18-Jun-21
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 73 25 34% 18-Jun-21
TUSK V-VII USK/567EI 139 12 8% 18-Jun-21
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 114 5 4% 18-Jun-21
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 122 73 60% 18-Jun-21
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 2324 648 28% 18-Jun-21
*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) 
***2021 Quota (TAC); last updated 21st June 2021. This updated TAC is not final for 2021.