North Rustico has not grown much since being established in 1790. The village only has 600 residents but swells with tourists during the summer. The roots of “The Crick” is fishing. About 40 small boats harbor here. Their primary catch is lobster. There are two seasons on PEI: May through June and August until October. This is no small enterprise. A lobster license and boat often exceed $1 million. If you can afford to get in, the business can be lucrative when prices are high. A good fisherman can harvest 1,000 to 1,600 pounds of lobster per week.