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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 2,837 2,562 90% 21-Aug-19
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM 61 2 4% 21-Aug-19
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 35,940 38,510 107% 01-Aug-19
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 14,446 2,824.73 20% 01-Aug-19
COD VIIa COD/07A. 515 79.87 16% 01-Aug-19
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 611 317.89 52% 01-Aug-19
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1,754 499.74 28% 01-Aug-19
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 606 282.25 47% 01-Aug-19
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 885 683.37 77% 01-Aug-19
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 1,983 899.91 45% 01-Aug-19
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 4,781 2,218.72 46% 01-Aug-19
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 1,482 120.32 8% 01-Aug-19
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 4,097 8.43 0% 01-Aug-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 18,151.67 63% 01-Aug-19
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 898 269.51 30% 01-Aug-19
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 53,658 53,134.86 99% 01-Aug-19
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 2,896 1,490.64 51% 01-Aug-19
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 749 427.13 57% 01-Aug-19
MONK VII ANF/07. 3,808 2,063.97 54% 01-Aug-19
MONK VI ANF/56-14 1,510 600.52 40% 01-Aug-19
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 8,473 5,737.93 68% 01-Aug-19
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 204 36.87 18% 01-Aug-19
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 1,332 119.32 9% 01-Aug-19
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 10.73 4% 01-Aug-19
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 4.74 8% 01-Aug-19
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 110 24.61 22% 01-Aug-19
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 40 20.34 51% 01-Aug-19
POLLACK VII POL/07. 1,024 255.33 25% 01-Aug-19
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 56 19.34 35% 01-Aug-19
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 404 78.28 19% 01-Aug-19
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1,491 99.67 7% 01-Aug-19
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1,488 544 37% 01-Aug-19
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 61 19.11 31% 01-Aug-19
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 42 7.64 18% 01-Aug-19
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 32 6.19 19% 01-Aug-19
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 41 18.71 46% 01-Aug-19
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 132 46.59 35% 01-Aug-19
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 404 28.84 7% 01-Aug-19
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 314 78.16 25% 01-Aug-19
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 5,334 1,295.07 24% 01-Aug-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 25th JuLY 2019.