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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 0 0% 16-Mar-20
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM 68 0 0% 16-Mar-20
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 38,599 5,000.50 13% 16-Mar-20
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 13235 728.43 6% 16-Mar-20
COD VIIa COD/07A. 170 15.39 9% 16-Mar-20
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 461 39.16 8% 16-Mar-20
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1366 103.39 8% 16-Mar-20
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 651 68.49 11% 16-Mar-20
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 824 19.03 2% 16-Mar-20
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 2413 293.24 12% 16-Mar-20
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 3493 405.98 12% 16-Mar-20
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 1,236 80.70 7% 16-Mar-20
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 750 20.18 3% 16-Mar-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 10,152.59 56% 16-Mar-20
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 898 68.14 8% 16-Mar-20
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 77,959 64,537.28 83% 16-Mar-20
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 3101 228.90 7% 16-Mar-20
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 764 67.52 9% 16-Mar-20
MONK VII ANF/07. 2,675 627.03 23% 16-Mar-20
MONK VI ANF/56-14 797 131.17 16% 16-Mar-20
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 6,201 558.35 9% 16-Mar-20
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 215 1.14 1% 16-Mar-20
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 1442 32.86 2% 16-Mar-20
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 0.30 0% 16-Mar-20
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 0.27 0% 16-Mar-20
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 255 8.25 3% 16-Mar-20
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 30 0.43 1% 16-Mar-20
POLLACK VII POL/07. 929 67.20 7% 16-Mar-20
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 34 3.37 10% 16-Mar-20
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 401 34.43 9% 16-Mar-20
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1491 21.97 1% 16-Mar-20
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1329 196.00 15% 16-Mar-20
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 77 7.48 10% 16-Mar-20
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 46 0.29 1% 16-Mar-20
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 36 0.21 1% 16-Mar-20
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 42 6.30 15% 16-Mar-20
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 148 3.61 2% 16-Mar-20
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 415 7.90 2% 16-Mar-20
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 273 8.27 3% 16-Mar-20
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 4072 186.37 5% 16-Mar-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.