TAC quotas for 2019/2020 follow scientific advice

TAC quotas for 2019/2020 follow scientific advice

9 July 2019

For the upcoming fishing year, starting on the 1 September 2019, the cod quota has been increased to 272,411 tons from 264,437 tons for the year before. The catch quotas for haddock will decrease from 56.700 tons to 40.723. The catch quotas for saithe, ling, tusk have been increased sligtly. The catch quotas for golden redfish, greenland halibut and herring will slighly decrease. The TAC for most pelagic species will be announced later in the year.

The quota system plays a decisive role in the preservation of the marine ecosystem and the fish stocks. The fisheries management of Iceland is based on the sustainable use of our oceans and the natural living resources and the precautionary approach, both basic foundations of the Marine & Freshwater Research institute.

Total allowable catch (TAC) 2019-20120 for main species:  

Species

Tonnes

Cod

270.411

Saithe

80.588

Haddock

40.723

Golden redfish

38.896

Herring

34.572

Greenland halibut

12.047

Greater silver smelt

9.124

Atlantic wolffish

8.344

Plaice

6.985

Ling

5.299

Offshore shrimp

4.682

Tusk

2.906