Author /Editor: Ane Iriondo, Martín Aranda and Marina Santurtún (AZTI-Tecnalia)
Content: Since year 2006, Spanish offshore fleets are assigned individual fishing quotas for certain ground fish species. This allocation is made based on fishing opportunities of each vessel on certain fishing coefficients of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) areas VI, VII and VIII. This study explains the procedure followed in the allocation of individual fishing quotas, to know the annual allocation in weight by species and vessel. This knowledge could help improving the management advice of mixed fisheries working with fishing quotas of various species together.