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Catch limits (10 metres and under)

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 6t 6t 6t
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 2t 50kg 50kg
Cod - Areas VIIb-k (excluding VIId) 3t

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
Cod - Area VIId 600kg

800kg from 00.01 on Friday 7 February
1t 100kg
Dabs and flounders - North Sea 1t

2t from 00.01 on Friday 7 February
2t 2t
Haddock - North Sea 2t

3t from 00.01 on Friday 7 February
3t 6t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Haddock - Area VIIa 1t

3t from 00.01 on Friday 7 February
50kg 50kg
Haddock - Areas VIIb-k 400kg 600kg 600kg
Hake - North Sea 50kg 100kg 100kg
Hake - Western 1t 1t 1t
Herring - Areas IVc and VIId 1t

2.5t from 00.01 on Friday 7 February
2.5t

5t from 00.01 on Wednesday 12 March
5t
Herring - Area VIIa 250kg 250kg 250kg
Herring - Areas VIIe and VIIf 6t 6t 6t
Herring - Areas VIIghjk 500kg 500kg 500kg
Horse mackerel - North Sea 250kg 250kg 250kg
Horse mackerel - West coast 250kg 250kg

500kg from 00.01 on Sunday 16 March
500kg
Lemons and witches - North Sea 3t 3t 3t
Ling - North Sea (Area IV EC Zone) 100kg 100kg 100kg
Ling - Western 1.5t 2t

3.5t from 00.01 on Sunday 16 March

4.25t from 00.01 on Friday 28 March
6t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Mackerel - Western 1t 1t 5t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Mackerel - North Sea 50kg 50kg 50kg
Megrim - North Sea 100kg 100kg 100kg
Megrim - Area VII 4t 4t 4t
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 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
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 1.25t

2t from 00.01 on Friday 7 February
2t 6t

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

1t from 00.01 on Friday 7 February
1t

1.5t from 00.01 on Sunday 23 March
3.5t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Plaice - Areas VIIf and VIIg 250kg 250kg 250kg
Pollock - Area VII 30t

35t from 00.01 on Sunday 16 March

This is a catch limit for 3 months from January to March
10t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Saithe - North Sea (EC Zone) 200kg 200kg 1t

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

600kg from 00.01 on Sunday 16 March
600kg
Skates and rays - Areas VI and VII (excluding VIId) 40t

This is a two-monthly catch limit for Janary and February
40t

This is a two-monthly catch limit for March and April
Sole - North Sea 250kg 1t

1.25t from 00.01 on Sunday 23 March

1.5t from 00.01 on Friday 28 March
5t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Sole - Area VIIa 1.5t 1.5t 1.5t
Sole - Area VIId 1t 2t 7t

This is a catch limit for 3 months from April to June
Sole - Area VIIe 25kg 30kg

40kg from 00.01 on Wednesday 5 March
40kg
Sole - Areas VIIf and VIIg 1t 1t 1t
Sprats (for each vessel in a single week) - North Sea 5t 5t 5t
Sprats (for each vessel in a single week) - Areas VIId and VIIe 25t 25t 25t
Spurdog (all areas) Closed Closed Closed
Turbot and brill - North Sea 350kg 350kg 350kg
Whiting - North Sea 1t a month

2t a month from 00.01 on 23 January

6t for 3 months from 00.01 on 29 January

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
Whiting - Area VIIa 200kg 200kg 200kg
Whiting - Areas VIIb-k 3t 3t 3t