Finally, we fail to understand how NOAA Fisheries can claim that "the action is not likely to establish a precedent for future actions" (See Final Environmental Assessment p. vi). Clearly, the goal of the applicants is to re-open these areas to pelagic longlining. The applicants say as much in their April 7, 2005 press release: "Ultimately, some areas could be reopened under limited and rigorously controlled measures for our domestic fishermen." (See Fisheries Research Institute press release April 7, 2005). In light of all the available evidence, we are convinced that even "under limited and rigorously controlled measures", longlines in these waters will result in unacceptable levels of bycatch.