Fishmeal buyers may face an uncomfortable few months following the decision this week by Peruvian authorities to abruptly end the current anchovy season in north central zone waters, although previous lower demand and the proximity of the next season may help to even things out, experts told IntraFish.

With just on 1 million metric tons of the 2.78 million-metric-ton anchovy quota harvested there is no escaping the laws of supply and demand, Enrico Bachis, market research director at the Marine Feed Ingredients Organisation (IFFO), told IntraFish.