In 1996, I realised I was hunting dolphins and whales well in excess of the quota. I was never told the number of catch was strictly limited. So I proposed to a local fishery association and my fellow hunters that we must not repeat the same error, we must keep to the quota.
To my regret, they all turned against me. It was awful. They told me to leave the town, tried to ban my boat from the port, tried to eliminate me from the union. But I didn't give up. I stopped speaking to other fishermen for 3 years.
I did the right thing, but the fishery association and prefectural department of fishery, as well as the ministry of fishery all tried to cover up the faults, they made me a scapegoat. That is when I decided to get out of it. I could no longer hold my remorse against the killing.