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2022 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 2022 is available here.

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.

2022 Landings and Percentage Quota Uptake

TAC is provisional; see footnote ***

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* at bottom of the table

Species Area** Area Code Catch limit ^ (Seines)/over 55ft/under 55ft  - September  2022  ***2022 Quota (TAC)  October  2022   Tonnes            % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE  All areas ALB/AN05N Open from 23rd June 2022. Fishery will be closed at 2,846T / 90%(due to the retention of 50T for Category B) 3343                3,356 100.36% 30-Sep-22
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM See authorisation/FMN^   18.35 BY Catch 30-Sep-22
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 See authorisation/FMN^ 26,629              28,581 107.33% 30-Sep-22
BOR VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- See authorisation/FMN^ 15,496              12,727 82.13% 30-Sep-22
COD VIIa COD/07A. 1.0/0.50 104                     47 44.91% 30-Sep-22
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 0.50/0.25 317                   253 79.68% 30-Sep-22
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. (21)/14/7 1171                   832 71.09% 30-Sep-22
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 20/10 797                   604 75.75% 30-Sep-22
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 9/4.5 385                   380 98.74% 30-Sep-22
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 (9)/6/3 3002                2,538 84.53% 30-Sep-22
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 12/6 3223                2,818 87.44% 30-Sep-22
HERRING I,II HER/1/2- See authorisation/FMN^ 3,875                2,676 69.05% 30-Sep-22
HERRING VIa(N) HER/5B6ANB See authorisation/FMN^ 470                     76 16.16% 30-Sep-22
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC See authorisation/FMN^ 1,133                   477 42.13% 30-Sep-22
HERRING IVa, IVb HER/4/AB See authorisation/FMN^ 300                     74 24.71% 30-Sep-22
HERRING VIIa Manx HER/07A/MM See authorisation/FMN^ 719                   263 36.64% 30-Sep-22
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K See authorisation/FMN^ 750                   135 18.04% 30-Sep-22
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^ 14,655              11,935 81.44% 30-Sep-22
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 30/15 1059                   248 23.41% 30-Sep-22
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- See authorisation/FMN^ 53,935              45,209 83.82% 30-Sep-22
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 24/12 2831                1,322 46.68% 30-Sep-22
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 24/12 627                   350 55.88% 30-Sep-22
MONK VII ANF/07. 6/3 3163                2,385 75.39% 30-Sep-22
MONK VI ANF/56-14 9/4.5 638                   389 61.00% 30-Sep-22
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 18/9 6157                4,965 80.64% 30-Sep-22
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. Open 160                   156 97.32% 30-Sep-22
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. Open 1031                     36 3.46% 30-Sep-22
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 Open 248                       2 0.81% 30-Sep-22
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. Open 14                       2 14.61% 30-Sep-22
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 4/2 237                     95 40.29% 30-Sep-22
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 0.50/0.25 40                     28 69.84% 30-Sep-22
POLLACK VII POL/07. 16/8 572                   210 36.79% 30-Sep-22
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 2/1 22                       9 42.29% 30-Sep-22
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 30/15 333                   128 38.29% 30-Sep-22
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 Open 1403                   166 11.80% 30-Sep-22
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 24/12 1097 502 45.79% 30-Sep-22
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 2.5/1.25 105                     46 43.89% 30-Sep-22
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 Open 45                       2 3.35% 30-Sep-22
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 2/1 28                     14 49.00% 30-Sep-22
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 0.10/.0.05 39                     23 57.71% 30-Sep-22
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 1/0.50 75                     51 67.50% 30-Sep-22
TUSK V-VII USK/567EI 8/4 238                     10 4.27% 30-Sep-22
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 10/5 274                     28 10.17% 30-Sep-22
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 16/8 520                   169 32.49% 30-Sep-22
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 60/30 3716                1,666 44.83% 30-Sep-22

 

 

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

***2022 Quota (TAC); last updated 23rd September 2022. This updated TAC is not final for 2022.

^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  30th September 2022.

gov.ie - Fisheries Management Notices 2022 (www.gov.ie)