The Fishermen's Union of Chimbote and Annexes is warning the Peruvian Ministry of Production that the biomass of anchovy catches has been much lower than expected, which may indicate that stocks are juvenile-heavy, reported La Republica.

The second anchovy fishing season began in the area between Paita and San Juan de Marcona on Nov. 6, but according to reports only 33 percent of the quota was met after the first month.

Roughly 1.9 million metric tons were expected to be caught by Dec.