Fish Landings and Quotas

Department/Agency

Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

Key information

The value and live weight of all sea landings of fish classified by species. Top twenty landing ports and top ten fish species landed by value and live weight. National fish quota in tonnes and percentage uptake by Irish fishing vessels of the national quota classified by fish stock area. Links

Source

EU logbooks which are completed by the masters of fishing vessels when landing. Sales notes which are submitted by the buyer or seller at the first sale of the fish. Gatherers documents which provide information on shellfish harvested from Irish waters. European Community fishing quotas are determined at the December meeting of the Council of Ministers held in Brussels.

Scope

Fish landings and fishing activity by all Irish vessels and foreign vessels landing into Ireland.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Calender year

Start date

2001

Timeliness

Typically 4 months after the end of the reference period (fish landings); Following month (quota used); Once regulation is ratified (national quota).

Classifications

  • Fish species
    Demersal (Brill; Cod; Dogfish; Dover sole; Haddock; Hake; John Dory; Lemon sole; Ling; Megrim; Monk/angler; Plaice; Ray/skate; Saithe; Turbot; White pollock; Whiting; Witch; Other demersal); Pelagic (Blue whiting; Pilchard; Herring; Horse mackerel; Mackerel; Sprat; Tuna; Other pelagic); Shellfish (Blue mussel; Crab; Crawfish; Dublin Bay prawns; Escallop; Lobster; Periwinkle; Prawn tails; Shrimp; Squid; Whelk; Other shellfish); Deepwater (Orange roughy; Siki; Other deepwater).
  • Fish stock areas
    International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) area/areas; All areas.

Theme

Business Sectors - Agriculture and Fishing

Page Created

2015-06-26

Page Modified

2015-08-05

Keywords

boat boats fish fishing landing live quota quotas sea species vessel vessels weight weights