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Exotic Species

Updated: July 7, 2005, 5:36 PM ET
By BASS Times Staff | BASS Times, July 2005

OTSU, Japan — As exotic fish species from Europe, Asia and the Middle East make headlines in the United States, just the opposite is occurring in those same foreign countries involving America's most popular gamefish species.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in Japan, where the imported largemouth bass is threatening many of that country's native fish species.

In response to that threat, the Otsu District Court has upheld a Shiga prefectural ordinance that prohibits anglers ...

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