John I am aware of the NH Salmon alliance inception and subsequant failure my post was somewhat sarcastic but still had a point,there was work to be done for the fishery.It seemed that after the proposed changes were to the Alliances liking nobody cared(this might not be the correct word) and any future organization will not be taken seriously by F&G so we have what we have now because we did what we did then. I was a member so I bear part of the responablity.
Barry, Your 100% right when you say the proposed regulations were more or less dropped (for now and look see where and what WE do I might add) nobody seemed to care anymore. When the proposed regulations were dropped, it was with the understanding they would look at the overall fishery again later and see if it improved much through education, reason for Salmon Pledge.
Fish and Game came up with their own group and included anglers and guides, after a year they came up with the Salmon Pledge, maybe not perfect to everyones liking, but it's a start. They would have done this even if the Salmon Alliance were more successful, it was more or less an ademdum to no new reguations.