Total allowable catch (TAC) in the North Atlantic would increase to 1,054,000T in 2017

In a meeting in Cork, Ireland last week it was agreed that the total allowable catch (TAC) in the North Atlantic would increase to 1,054,000t in 2017. EU vessels will be allowed to catch 503,245 tons (up from 441,586t in 2016). Norway and the Faroe Islands make up the remainder of the quota, with some allowance made for other parties such as Greenland and Iceland.

The increase in TAC is a huge boost of local fishermen here in Ireland. The present framework of quota allocation is to expire in 2018 so it is important each government positions themselves  well for the 2017 negotiation.

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