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Catch limits (Non-sector – over 10 metres)

The information given in the table below is for guidance - a fuller list of species that can and cannot be fished is available in the licence.

Please note that this list only includes monthly catch limits for quota stocks subject to catch limits, or which vessels are entitled to catch.

These limits may need to be revised during a month (either upwards or downwards) or fisheries closed depending on the level of uptake seen.

Catch limits are in tonnes (t) or kilograms (kg) and are in live weight and relate to the maximum amount that may be caught and retained on board, landed or trans-shipped each calendar month, unless otherwise stated. Use the conversion factors to calculate the live weight from the landed weight.

Table showing the most recent three months' worth of catch limits. You can also see catch limit information for the year so far.
February March April
Angler - North Sea 400kg 400kg 400kg
Angler - Area VII 3t 3t 3t
Cod - North Sea 1.5t 1.5t

2t from 00.01 on Sunday 16 March
3.5t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Cod - Area VIIa 50kg 50kg 50kg
Cod - Areas VIIb-k (excluding VIId) 1t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from January to March
1t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Cod - Area VIId 100kg 100kg

500kg from 00.01 on Sunday 16 March
100kg

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Dabs and flounders - North Sea 2t 2t 2t
Haddock - North Sea 1t 1t 3t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Haddock - Area VIIa 100kg 100kg 100kg
Haddock - Areas VIIb-k 50kg 50kg 50kg
Hake - North Sea 50kg

100kg from 00.01 on Friday 7 February
100kg 100kg
Hake - Western 1t 1t 1t
Herring - Areas IVc and VIId 100kg

1t from 00.01 on Friday 7 February
1t 1t
Herring - Areas VIIe and VIIf 1t 1t 1t
Horse mackerel - West coast 150kg 250kg

500kg from 00.01 on Sunday 16 March
500kg
Lemons and witches - North Sea 2t 2t 2t
Ling - North Sea (Area IV EC Zone) 500kg 500kg 500kg
Ling - Western 1.5t 2t

3.5t from 00.01 on Sunday 16 March
3t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Mackerel - Western 100kg 100kg 100kg
Mackerel - North Sea Closed 50kg 50kg
Megrim - North Sea 100kg 100kg 100kg
Megrim - Area VII 1t 1t 1t
Nephrops - North Sea 15t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from January to March
9t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Nephrops - Area VII 6t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from January to March
6t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Nephrops - West of Scotland (including North Sea and Area VII) 15t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from January to March
15t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Plaice - North Sea 2t 2t 6t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Plaice - Area VIIa 2t 2t 2t
Plaice - Areas VIId and VIIe 800kg 1t 3.5t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Plaice - Areas VIIf and VIIg 500kg 500kg 500kg
Pollock - Area VII 8t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from January to March
8t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Saithe - North Sea (EC Zone) 100kg 100kg 1t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Saithe - Areas VII, VIII, IX, X and CECAF 34.1.1 200kg 200kg 200kg
Skates and rays - North Sea 1.5t 1.5t 1.5t
Skates and rays - Area VIId 400kg 500kg

600kg from 00.01 on Sunday 16 March
600kg
Skates and rays - Areas VI and VII (excluding VIId) 12t 12t 12t
Sole - North Sea 250kg 1t 5t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Sole - Area VIIa 100kg 100kg 100kg
Sole - Area VIId 1t 2t 7t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Sole - Area VIIe 25kg 40kg 40kg
Sole - Areas VIIf and VIIg 250kg 250kg 250kg
Sprats - North Sea 5t 5t 5t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Sprats - Areas (VIId and VIIe) 1t 1t 1t
Spurdog (all areas) Closed Closed Closed
Turbot and brill - North Sea 250kg 350kg 350kg
Whiting - North Sea 250kg a month

3t a quarter from 00.01 on 29 January

This is a catch limit for 3 months from January to March
3t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Whiting - Area VIIa Closed Closed Closed
Whiting - Areas VIIb-k 3t 3t 3t