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SUMMARY QUOTA SITUATION FOR IRISH FISHERMEN FOR 2012

Further to Minister Coveney’s Press Release on Saturday:      
  The following Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and Irish Quotas were agreed at the Council of fisheries ministers, at their meeting of 15 – 16 December 2012.      
                         
      2011 2012 Change (%)        
  Demersal AREA TAC 2011 Ireland TAC 2012 Ireland TAC QUOTA Initial Commission Proposal      
                         
52 Cod Norwegian waters of I and II 14,127 211 16,309 244 15% 16% 15%      
8 Cod VIb Vb XII and XIV 78 17 78 17 0% 0% -24%      
9 Cod VIa Vb 1,182 40 0 0 -100% -100% -100%      
10 Cod VIIa 506 333 380 251 -25% -25% -100%      
11 Cod VIIb-c,e-k, VIII, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1 4,023 825 10,059 1,459 150% 77% 141%      
17 Haddock EC waters of VIb; international waters of XII and XIV 3,748 295 3,300 260 -12% -12% -12%      
18 Haddock EC waters of Vb and VIa 2,005 328 6,015 984 200% 200% 25%      
19 Haddock VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1 13,316 2,959 16,645 3,699 25% 25% -25%      
20 Haddock VIIa 1,317 570 1,251 542 -5% -5% -25%      
21 Whiting VI; EC waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV 323 97 307 92 -5% -5% -25%      
22 Whiting VIIa 118 68 89 52 -25% -24% -25%      
23 Whiting VIIb, VIIc, VIId, VIIe, VIIf, VIIg, VIIh and VIIk 16,568 4,865 19,053 5,298 15% 9% -15%      
24 Hake VI and VII; EC waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV 30,900 1,704 30,900 1,704 0% 0% -11%      
15 Monkfish VI; EC waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV 5,456 546 5,183 518 -5% -5% -25%      
16 Monkfish VII 32,292 2,447 30,677 2,351 -5% -4% -25%      
13 Megrims VI; EC waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV 3,387 439 3,387 439 0% 0% -15%      
14 Megrims VII 18,300 3,029 13,725 2,272 -25% -25% -25%      
30 Plaice VI; EC waters of Vb ; international waters of XII and XIV 693 275 693 275 0% 0% -15%      
31 Plaice VIIa 1,627 1,063 1,627 1,063 0% 0% -25%      
32 Plaice VIIb and VIIc 78 62 78 62 0% 0% -15%      
33 Plaice VIIf and VIIg 410 200 369 197 -10% -2% -25%      
34 Plaice VIIh, VIIj and VIIk 185 81 176 77 -5% -5% -25%      
42 Common sole VI; EC waters of Vb ; international waters of XII and XIV 60 48 60 48 0% 0% -15%      
43 Common sole VIIa 390 73 300 68 -23% -7% -44%      
44 Common sole VIIb and VIIc 44 37 44 37 0% 0% -16%      
45 Common sole VIIf and VIIg 1,241 39 1,060 33 -15% -15% -15%      
46 Common sole VIIh, VIIj, and VIIk 423 190 423 190 0% 0% -15%      
28 Norway lobster VI; EC waters of Vb 13,681 185 14,091 190 3% 3% 2%      
29 Norway lobster VII 21,759 8,025 21,759 8,025 0% 0% -19%      
35 Pollack VI; EC waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV 397 56 397 56 0% 0% -25%      
36 Pollack VII 13,495 1,030 13,495 1,030 0% 0% -25%      
37 Saithe VI; EC waters of Vb; EC and international waters of XII and XIV 9,682 429 8,230 407 -15% -5% -19%      
38 Saithe VII, VIII, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1 3,343 1,516 3,343 1,516 0% 0% -15%      
27 Ling EC and international waters of VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV 7,804 575 6,140 576 -21% 0% -24%      
39 Skates & Rays EC waters of VIa-b and VIIa-c, e-k 11,379 1,485 9,915 1,294 -13% -13% -25%      
  Other   19,081 620 18,650 586 -2% -5% -5%      
  TOTAL   253,418 34,761 258,208 35,912 2% 3% -14%      
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
  SUMMARY QUOTA SITUATION FOR IRISH FISHERMEN FOR 2012      
  The following Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and Irish Quotas were agreed at the Council of fisheries ministers, at their meeting of 15 – 16 December 2012.      
                         
  Pelagic AREA TAC 2011 Ireland TAC 2012 Ireland TAC QUOTA Initial Commission Proposal      
                         
4 Herring Vb and VIb; EC waters of VIaN (1) 21,755 3,286 22,900 3,360 5% 2% 5%      
5 Herring VIaS, VIIbc 4,471 4,065 4,247 3,861 -5% -5% -25%      
6 Herring VIIa (1) 5,280 1,374 4,752 1,237 -10% -10% -25%      
7 Herring VIIg(1), VIIh(1), VIIj(1) and VIIk (1) 13,200 11,407 21,100 18,236 60% 60% 60%      
51 Herring EC, Norwegian and international waters of I and II 64,319 5,705 54,228 4,810 -16% -16% -16%      
                         
48 Horse mackerel EC IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa,b,d,e Int Waters of Vb, XII, XIV 158,787 40,439 157,989 40,284 -1% 0% -1%      
49 Horse mackerel IVb, IVc, VIId 41,531 1,243 31,329 937 -25% -25% -25%      
25 Blue whiting EC Int Wat I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV 10,042 1,187 63,421 7,498 532% 532% 532%      
1 Greater silver smelt EC and international waters of III and IV 1,176 8 1,082 7 -8% -13% -25%      
2 Greater silver smelt EC and international waters of V, VI and VII 4,691 331 4,316 305 -8% -8% -25%      
67 Boarfish (all waters) 33,000 22,227 82,000 56,666 148% 155% 0%      
54 Albacore Atlantic Ocean N of 5N 27,917 3,554 26,939 3,896 -4% 10% -4%      
  TOTAL   386,169 94,826 474,303 141,097 23% 49% 9%      
                         
    ALL STOCKS – OVERALL POSITION 639,587 129,587 732,511 177,009 15% 37%        
                         
41 Mackerel* VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; EC Vb; nonEC IIa; Int Wat  XII and XIV     259,129 54,956 —- —-        
                         
  Mackerel:  The value shown is the preliminary TAC  allocated from the 1st of January. The remaining % will be allocated by 31st March 2012 following technical agreement among Coastal States . The figure in the table above is provisional.

Hague Preferences: The Hague Preferences were agreed in 1976 by Heads of State. They guaranteed Ireland minimum quantities of key stocks in our waters and was the payment made for Ireland granting access to rich fishing waters to other Member States and taking on the heavy duty of control of these waters

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