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these boats are heading out for the summer where they'll be hunting whales in Japan's first commercial hunt in more than three decades , that's after Japan announced in December that it would leave the international whaling commission an institution that band will hunting globally in the nineteen eighties , to be able to be here and to send off commercial whaling ships for the first time in thirty one years it's something that I think is very emotional for those who have been working for it to be resumed and I'm happy from the bottom of my heart under the ban Japan continued wailing under what they called scientific research but the meat of the animals would end up on store shelves and in restaurants around the country prompting critics to call the annual expeditions but this guy's Japan's decision to leave the commission has drawn widespread condemnation internationally but Japan says most will species aren't in danger and this year's newly set quota of two hundred and twenty seven wells is less than the three hundred and thirty wells that they harvested in the Atlantic until recently Japanese ships will also be limited to hunting in their own territorial waters Hey can we want to continue will in the future in a sustainable manner the court are that has been released as something that would not affect resources for a hundred years so we will follow the quota and continue to hunt whaling is a tiny industry in the country with only three hundred people directly linked to it and according to government data in twenty sixteen we'll meet only accounted for zero point one percent of meat consumed annually