The First Coast
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Rustin Taylor

Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 

Rustin Taylor, Somesville, Maine

Rustin Taylor, from Somesville, ME, is an elver fisherman who fishes around Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth. He talks about the changes in the fishery over time and the environmental balances to consider when fishing. He explains some of the factors that affect this fishery, such as water level fluctuations caused by the Union River Dam and the quota system established after the 2013 season.

Interviewed by Natalie Springuel at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, 2018.