2017 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.  This year's regulation is Council Regulation (EU) No 127/2017.

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.

A map showing the ICES areas in the North East Atlantic may be downloaded here.

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.

 

2017 Landings and Percentage Quota Uptake 

see ref * at bottom of the table

Species Area** Area Code ***2017 Quota (TAC)  Tonnes % uptake Last Tonnes Update 
ALBACORE All areas ALB/AN05N 2,514 2,288 91% 12-Oct-17
BLUEFIN All areas BFT/AE45WM 47 14 29% 12-Oct-17
BLUE WHITING V, VI, VII, XII, XIV WHB/1X14 45,345 44,338 98% 12-Oct-17
BOARFISH VI, VII and VIII BOR/678- 18,853 9,002 48% 12-Oct-17
COD VIIa COD/07A. 80 46 58% 12-Oct-17
COD VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX, X CECEF 34.1.1 COD/7XAD34 800 413 52% 12-Oct-17
Forkbeard Greater V, VI, VII GFB/567- 278 5 2% 12-Oct-17
HADDOCK VIIa HAD/07A. 1,219 771 63% 12-Oct-17
HADDOCK VIa (Vb, VIa) HAD/5BC6A. 720 495 69% 12-Oct-17
HADDOCK VIb  HAD/6B1214 429 489 114% 12-Oct-17
HADDOCK VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X HAD/7X7A34 1,736 1,258 72% 12-Oct-17
HAKE VI, VII HKE/571214 3,733 2,728 73% 12-Oct-17
HERRING VIa(S) HER/6AS7BC 1,625 11 1% 12-Oct-17
HERRING VIIg-k HER/7G-K 14,287 3,443 24% 12-Oct-17
HORSE MACKEREL IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, EU waters of Vb, XII & XIV   JAX/2A-14 24,537 17,435 71% 12-Oct-17
LING VI-XIV LIN/6X14. 1,071 510 48% 12-Oct-17
MACKEREL All areas MAC/2CX14-  MAC/*04A-C  MAC/*04N- 86,669 50,235 58% 12-Oct-17
MEGRIM VII LEZ/07. 2,599 1,879 72% 12-Oct-17
MEGRIM VI LEZ/56-14 794 559 70% 12-Oct-17
MONK VII ANF/07. 3,022 2,305 76% 12-Oct-17
MONK VI ANF/56-14 855 559 65% 12-Oct-17
NEPHROPS VII NEP/07. 10,018 6,739 67% 12-Oct-17
NEPHROPS VI NEP/5BC6. 246 104.22 42% 12-Oct-17
PLAICE VIIa PLE/07A. 796 332 42% 12-Oct-17
PLAICE VI PLE/56-14 261 11.42 4% 12-Oct-17
PLAICE VIIbc PLE/7BC. 63 8 13% 12-Oct-17
PLAICE VIIfg PLE/7FG. 67 45 67% 12-Oct-17
PLAICE VIIhjk PLE/7HJK. 50 31 62% 12-Oct-17
POLLACK VII POL/07. 927 512 55% 12-Oct-17
POLLACK VI POL/56-14 56 24 42% 12-Oct-17
SAITHE VI POK/56-14 430 164 38% 12-Oct-17
SAITHE VII POK/7/3411 1,491 445 30% 12-Oct-17
Skates and Rays VIa-b, VIIa-c, VIIe-k SRX/67AKXD 1,069 577 54% 12-Oct-17
SOLE VIIa SOL/07A. 17 9.19 54% 12-Oct-17
SOLE VI SOL/56-14 46 5.06 11% 12-Oct-17
SOLE VIIbc SOL/7BC. 36 15 41% 12-Oct-17
SOLE VIIfg SOL/7FG. 27 20 74% 12-Oct-17
SOLE VIIhjk SOL/7HJK. 182 59 32% 12-Oct-17
WHITING VIIa WHG/07A. 45 25 55% 12-Oct-17
WHITING VI WHG/56-14 67 56 83% 12-Oct-17
WHITING VIIb-k  WHG/7X7A-C 8,012 4,612 58% 12-Oct-17
*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 127/2017) 
***2017 Quota (TAC); last updated 15th September 2017

 

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