The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) is looking at April as the next time it will meet to review salmon bycatch measurements, including a potential hard cap, as it deals with the fallout from a precipitous drop in chum salmon stocks in western Alaska.

Setting such a cap on chum salmon bycatch could have ramifications for the states Alaska pollock fishing sector.

On Wednesday, the full council voted to have its salmon bycatch committee meet two more times before April "to develop recommendations for potential regulatory and non-regulatory measures."