FT, you are fixated on a specific course of action: net ban = change the treaty = save the fish. first and foremost, you must recognize the indian fisherman is a business minded individual. they don't fish for 'cultural and ceremonial' purposes. they fish to make a buck, just like any other commercial fisherman. what several folks are already doing, as individuals, is pointing out that wild steelhead are not a sustainable fishery. the intent is to close the market doors to the indian fish monger trying to make a buck by selling a commodity. the more individuals who step up to bat, the sooner this small part of this strategy starts to pay off. i have also taken the step of not supporting native american businesses, period. now simply not supporting a native american business is really not good enough. that native american business person need to know WHY you are taking your bucks elsewhere. again, an individual effort and one that will also have benefits if more individuals choose to get involved. as an example, if i am going to fish the western end of the strait, i launch at snow creek. i refuse to enter neah bay or spend a dime there. yes, i have discussed this with one of the restaurant managers as well as the manager at big salmon. do they care?? they will when enough people stop patronizing their businesses. works well in terms of the real native american money makers, casinos, as well. stop off and chat with the casino manager and tell'um why they can't pick'ur pocket anymore. next front is our own elected officials. congratualtions to our governor for appointing a retired fish bio to the WDFW. this one individual is the reason, the one and only reason, the commerical fishery on the columbia is NOT getting their way with the quota they desired. individuals DO make a difference. getting NOAA to actually attend to the fish 'science', however shaky, is not going to happen until the next administration takes over and changes the culture in a number of critical agencies. but, i am hopeful that we will stop seeing statements like the last news flash from WDFW that proclaimed '...90% of the steelhead stock on the west end are in great shape...', bullshit, a political statement if i ever read one. so FT, there are any number of actions an individual reading this site can engage in for the benefit of our wild anadramous fishes. who knows, there may even be a retired person with a J.D. who would take boldt on as a life project. wish it were me, but i am not qualified to do so much less post a solution to that issue. and one last point, this is about preserving fish and nothing else. yes, some folks will see my posts as racist or picking on the native americans in our state. but the fact is the present groups of native american net fishermen ARE one of the primary reasons we continue to see declining fish stocks. none of my ancestors were in this country when the native americans were screwed, maybe some of the posters have roots that deep, so i can only lament the past. but, as is always the case, the only way out is forward.