Global fishmeal and oil producers are hopeful Peruvian research vessels find a strong, stable anchovy biomass, allowing for as much as a 3 million metric ton quota in the next harvesting season.

The first scientific expedition to gauge biomass for the first 2021 season in Peru's north central zone fishing grounds is a week away, and market watchers are already hopeful that the season will be as successful as the second was in 2020.

Peru wrapped up the second 2020 anchovy season in the north-central zone Jan.