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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Common Fisheries Policy

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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516. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the EU fixed total allowable catches for all fish species in tonnage in Irish waters, that is, the exclusive economic zone of Ireland for 2018 and 2019; and the total allowable catches for Irish vessels in tonnage in the same waters for each year [25085/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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Under the CFP, total allowable catches (TAC) for stocks to which the Irish fleet have access to are decided annually based on the scientific advice of the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES). The scientific advice and, in turn, the TACs for the year are based on ICES area divisions and subdivisions, not any particular EEZ. The majority of Irish fishing takes place in ICES areas 6 and 7.

I have attached a table for the Deputy's information with the Total Allowable Catches (TACs) and the Irish quota for 2018 and 2019 for TACs caught partially in the Irish EEZ. These areas are not exclusive to the Irish EEZ as they cover a number of different ICES areas and sub areas. The figures do not include the valuable inshore fisheries which are not managed by way of a TAC system.

SPECIESAREATAC 2018 (tonnes)Irish Quota 2018 (tonnes)TAC 2019 (tonnes)Irish Quota 2019 (tonnes)
Greater silver smelt5, 6 and 74,6613294,661329
Boarfish(all waters)20,38014,08421,83015,086
Herring5b and 6b; 6aN (1) 4,1706304,170630
Herring7bc ; 6aS (1)1,6301,4821,6301,482
Herring7a (1)7,0161,8266,8961,795
Herring7g, 7h, 7j and 7k (1)10,1278,7514,7424,097
Cod6b 5b 12 and 1474167416
Cod6a 5b001,735385
Cod7b-c,e-k, 8, 9 & 10; & 34.1.1 3,0767571,610650
Megrims6; 5b; 12 and 145,4327045,782749
Monkfish6; 5b; 12 and 149,18091811,4531,145
Haddock6b; 12 and 145,16342910,469824
Haddock5b and 6a 4,6547623,226528
Haddock7b-k, 8, 9 and 10; 34.1.1 6,9101,5368,3291,851
Whiting6; 5b; 12 and 14213641,112324
Whiting7b - 7k22,2136,17619,1845,334
Hake6 and 7; 5b; 12 and 1462,5363,44979,7624,400
Blue whiting1 - 7, 8a,b,d,e, 12 & 14401,36347,451319,72737,800
Blue Ling 5b, 6, 710,4633011,37833
Ling6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 1412,69693512,196898
Norway lobster6; 5b 12,12916415,092204
Norway lobster729,09110,72919,7847,296
Plaice6, 5b ; 12 and 14658261658261
Plaice7b and 7c74637463
Plaice7f and 7g5112041,662243
Plaice7h, 7j and 7k1285610947
Pollack6; 5b; 12 and 143975639756
Saithe6; 5b; 12 and 149,57542811,753454
Saithe7, 8, 9 and 10; 34.1.1 3,1761,4913,1761,491
Skates/Rays6a, 6b, 7a-c 7e-k9,6991,26610,1841,329
Mackerel6, 7, 8a,b, d and e; 5b; 2a; 12 and 14326,01469,141260,81355,313
Common sole6; 5b ; 12 and 1457465746
Common sole7a401741474
Common sole7b and 7c42364236
Common sole7f and 7g9202984126
Common sole7h, 7j, and 7k382171382171
Horse mackerel4b, 4c, 7d12,62937612,629376
Horse mackerel2a, 4a, 6, 7a-c, 7e-k, 8a,b,d,e ,5b, 12, 1499,47025,625117,51830,306
AlbacoreAtlantic Ocean N of 5N26,0942,84525,8622,854


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