While there had historically been some overlap between Japanese bass fishing culture and the U.S. market, that seemed to peak somewhere between the popularization of companies like Lucky Craft I the mid-1990s and Takahiro Omori’s Bassmaster Classic win in 2004. Anyone who thinks it stopped there simply hasn’t been paying attention.
Changes impact local fishing communities, resource management Scientists using a high-resolution global climate model and historical observations of species distributions on the Northeast U.S. Shelf have found that commercially important species will continue to shift their distribution as ocean waters warm two to three times faster than the global average through the end of this century. Projected increases in surface to bottom waters of 6.6 to 9 degrees F (3.7 to 5.0 degrees Celsius) from current conditions are expected.