On this Saltwater forum, Ben Guss started a thread called "First resident coho...." In it a couple of the members stated and agreed "I hope we can successfully lobby for more late release net pen silvers". I am on the Puget sound Recreational fund Advisory Fund advisory board, and have been designated "the rezzie guy" since I voiced an interest in the program, as it has declined in recent years. We can shift emphasis from blackmouth to resident coho, but I have to document support in the form of angler days and license sales. It is less effective and appropriate for me to organize this effort as my own pet interest than to communicate the wishes of the public. Somebody has to step up and honcho this campaign. So far I haven't heard from any volunteers. It takes more than just agreeing with other members on this forum to have an effect, but it's not that hard or labor intensive. These are the steps: Write a statement to the effect that "We are Puget Sound anglers who regularly beach and boat fish for resident coho. We pledge to actively pursue this resource, and will not only purchase licenses and tackle for the activity, but will also encourage others to participate. In recent years, the numbers of resident coho have declined, therefor we encourage WDFW to allocate more Puget Sound Recreation Enhancement fund resources to residualize late release coho salmon." Or words to that effect. Post a thread here on WFF and any other site you find appropriate requesting anglers sign on, and then collate the signatures. Print copies and take them to your sporting goods stores, fishing clubs, boat stores, etc. Many of the local shops are eager to lend their support and collect signatures, just as when we were printing and distributing the Sea Run Cutthroat signs. Mail to: South Sound Fly Fishers Resident Coho Project PO Box 2792 Olympia, WA 98507 I will present this input to the advisory board, who will vote how to shift resources to this project. We have a meeting this afternoon, and I will report that there seems to be some interest, and hope to provide proof promptly. The ball is in your court.