Wabash River commercial fisherman arrested – harvesting shovelnose sturgeon from the Wabash River and selling the sturgeon eggs

Illinois conservation police officers arrested Aaron Taylor, 34, at his home Thursday in Darwin, Ill., located on the Wabash River. The investigation revealed that Taylor had been harvesting shovelnose sturgeon from the Wabash River and selling the sturgeon eggs for several years. Taylor did not possess a valid Illinois roe harvester permit. Also in the boat was Larry L. Bryan, 66, also of Darwin, Ill.  Bryan received several citations for boating violations and was released. continue reading