Demand for EPA and DHA omega-3s has increased 6 percent a year since just before the global COVID-19 pandemic, Gonzalo Caceres, the recently appointed chair of GOED -- the group representing omega-3 oil producers and ancillary businesses -- told IntraFish.

"I believe the pandemic led the global consumer to a change in mentality to say, 'hey' we need to consume better products, more natural products that benefit my health'," he said.

Caceres, who stepped up from being a GOED board member in January, doubles as commercial director for Peruvian fisheries, fishmeal and fish oil producer Tasa.