Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ceisteanna (516)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

516. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked 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]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

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.

SPECIES

AREA

TAC 2018 (tonnes)

Irish Quota 2018 (tonnes)

TAC 2019 (tonnes)

Irish Quota 2019 (tonnes)

Greater silver smelt

5, 6 and 7

4,661

329

4,661

329

Boarfish

(all waters)

20,380

14,084

21,830

15,086

Herring

5b and 6b; 6aN (1)

4,170

630

4,170

630

Herring

7bc ; 6aS (1)

1,630

1,482

1,630

1,482

Herring

7a (1)

7,016

1,826

6,896

1,795

Herring

7g, 7h, 7j and 7k (1)

10,127

8,751

4,742

4,097

Cod

6b 5b 12 and 14

74

16

74

16

Cod

6a 5b

0

0

1,735

385

Cod

7a

695

459

807

530

Cod

7b-c,e-k, 8, 9 & 10; & 34.1.1

3,076

757

1,610

650

Megrims

6; 5b; 12 and 14

5,432

704

5,782

749

Megrims

7

12,310

2,038

18,132

3,001

Monkfish

6; 5b; 12 and 14

9,180

918

11,453

1,145

Monkfish

7

33,516

2,540

32,999

2,501

Haddock

6b; 12 and 14

5,163

429

10,469

824

Haddock

5b and 6a

4,654

762

3,226

528

Haddock

7b-k, 8, 9 and 10; 34.1.1

6,910

1,536

8,329

1,851

Haddock

7a

3,207

1,388

3,739

1,619

Whiting

6; 5b; 12 and 14

213

64

1,112

324

Whiting

7a

80

46

727

419

Whiting

7b - 7k

22,213

6,176

19,184

5,334

Hake

6 and 7; 5b; 12 and 14

62,536

3,449

79,762

4,400

Blue whiting

1 - 7, 8a,b,d,e, 12 & 14

401,363

47,451

319,727

37,800

Blue Ling

5b, 6, 7

10,463

30

11,378

33

Ling

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14

12,696

935

12,196

898

Norway lobster

6; 5b

12,129

164

15,092

204

Norway lobster

7

29,091

10,729

19,784

7,296

Plaice

6, 5b ; 12 and 14

658

261

658

261

Plaice

7a

1,793

1,255

3,075

1,499

Plaice

7b and 7c

74

63

74

63

Plaice

7f and 7g

511

204

1,662

243

Plaice

7h, 7j and 7k

128

56

109

47

Pollack

6; 5b; 12 and 14

397

56

397

56

Pollack

7

12,163

929

12,163

929

Saithe

6; 5b; 12 and 14

9,575

428

11,753

454

Saithe

7, 8, 9 and 10; 34.1.1

3,176

1,491

3,176

1,491

Skates/Rays

6a, 6b, 7a-c 7e-k

9,699

1,266

10,184

1,329

Mackerel

6, 7, 8a,b, d and e; 5b; 2a; 12 and 14

326,014

69,141

260,813

55,313

Common sole

6; 5b ; 12 and 14

57

46

57

46

Common sole

7a

40

17

414

74

Common sole

7b and 7c

42

36

42

36

Common sole

7f and 7g

920

29

841

26

Common sole

7h, 7j, and 7k

382

171

382

171

Horse mackerel

4b, 4c, 7d

12,629

376

12,629

376

Horse mackerel

2a, 4a, 6, 7a-c, 7e-k, 8a,b,d,e ,5b, 12, 14

99,470

25,625

117,518

30,306

Albacore

Atlantic Ocean N of 5N

26,094

2,845

25,862

2,854