More than 2.34 million metric tons of anchovy were caught in the first season of Peru's north-central fishing zone, amounting to 84.06 percent of the total assigned quota.

The first season began on May 4, with a total quota of 2.79 million metric tons -- 12 percent higher than for the same season last year -- and officially closed on July 24, according to the country's Ministry of Production (Produce).