Quota Management

Nautic Assist has produced one of the most advanced Quota management systems in Europe. We have experience from several countries of how quotas are managed. Contact us if you want to know how we can help you with similar functions.

The scientific community recommends annually allowable total catches for different areas and species. Based on this the TAC (Total allowable catch) is decided in December for all EU Countries and published in the Official Journal. The member states can distribute this quota among the vessels or producer organisations if they choose to do so.

The member states are free to decide how to calculate the catch.


To find out what actually has been landed one can use a mixture of information from different sources like:

  •    Logbook
  •    Landing declaration
  •    Sales note
  •    Sampling
  •    Statistics

The information source can also change dependant of the status of the information. In an early stage the source can be of one kind and later when more information arrives the source can be of another kind.

The quota uptake is nowdays reported from the country where the vessel is registered. Earlier when the fish was landed in another EU country it was the method of that country that defined the way the uptake was calculated.

By comparing the way of quota calculation in different countries such as, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and others the advantages and disadvantages with different methods can be seen. This is useful when creating new systems for calculating quotas based on new information sources.