Is Bass Fishing Big Business?

My friend told me,
"Nearly 30 million Americans fish for bass (Forbes 2002),
angling 467 million days per year (JDC Inc. 2006).
It’s also one of the world’s most sought after freshwater sport fish.
Bass are found in Japan, Korea, South Africa, Spain, Italy, Mexico and Cuba, among other countries. "

Oh my goodness!
How about Japan??