Gloucester hopes to lure tourists with high-tech harborwalk 
A 1.2-mile loop, which includes 42 markers and a virtual tour that can be downloaded onto a smartphone, brings to light previously hard-to-find historical and cultural lore.
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Gloucester hopes to lure tourists with high-tech harborwalk

A 1.2-mile loop, which includes 42 markers and a virtual tour that can be downloaded onto a smartphone, brings to light previously hard-to-find historical and cultural lore.

(WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF)

Lobster prices plunge, to fishermen’s chagrin 
Lobster has long enjoyed a gourmet image, but this summer, as lobster prices have plunged in a saturated market, the succulent treat has increasingly become a bargain.
(WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF)

Lobster prices plunge, to fishermen’s chagrin

Lobster has long enjoyed a gourmet image, but this summer, as lobster prices have plunged in a saturated market, the succulent treat has increasingly become a bargain.

(WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF)

Students, officials to stock Quabbin with trout 
- BELCHERTOWN, Mass. - Students and state environmental officials plan to stock the Quabbin Reservoir with thousands of trout.
(FILE: AP Photo)

Students, officials to stock Quabbin with trout

- BELCHERTOWN, Mass. - Students and state environmental officials plan to stock the Quabbin Reservoir with thousands of trout.

(FILE: AP Photo)

Eel market sizzles as prices hit $2k/lb in Maine 
- Tiny translucent elvers — alien-looking baby eels the size of toothpicks, with big black eyes and spines — are mysterious creatures, floating thousands of miles from their birthplace in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean before ending up each spring in Maine’s rivers and streams.
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Eel market sizzles as prices hit $2k/lb in Maine

- Tiny translucent elvers — alien-looking baby eels the size of toothpicks, with big black eyes and spines — are mysterious creatures, floating thousands of miles from their birthplace in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean before ending up each spring in Maine’s rivers and streams.

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Scientists look for cause of lobsters’ shell disease
- Researchers at the New England Aquarium are concerned that the combination of warmer waters and human-generated pollution are triggering the disease.

Scientists look for cause of lobsters’ shell disease

- Researchers at the New England Aquarium are concerned that the combination of warmer waters and human-generated pollution are triggering the disease.

In fishing study, US dangles $500 bait
- In an experiment being conducted in Massachusetts, the federal government is working to figure out how much it would cost to persuade anglers not to fish off the coast.

In fishing study, US dangles $500 bait

- In an experiment being conducted in Massachusetts, the federal government is working to figure out how much it would cost to persuade anglers not to fish off the coast.

Mainers hope to save spiny sea urchin trade
- During its heyday, urchin fishermen from Maine harvested more than 40 million pounds of the spiny creatures a year. A move is now under way to jumpstart the industry, which has fallen on hard times and is just a skeleton of its former self.

Mainers hope to save spiny sea urchin trade

- During its heyday, urchin fishermen from Maine harvested more than 40 million pounds of the spiny creatures a year. A move is now under way to jumpstart the industry, which has fallen on hard times and is just a skeleton of its former self.

New data on cod could have dire impact on industry
- Preliminary data suggest the valuable species is in dismal shape and won’t rebuild in the time set by federal law, which could mean a broad fishery shutdown to protect the cod.

New data on cod could have dire impact on industry

- Preliminary data suggest the valuable species is in dismal shape and won’t rebuild in the time set by federal law, which could mean a broad fishery shutdown to protect the cod.

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State seeks federal aid for fishermen
- A year after strict federal rules took effect to limit the catch of local fishermen, Governor Deval Patrick asked the federal government yesterday to provide $21 million in disaster assistance to the state’s fishing communities, arguing that “significant financial losses and dramatic consolidation” have harmed the state’s groundfish industry.

State seeks federal aid for fishermen

- A year after strict federal rules took effect to limit the catch of local fishermen, Governor Deval Patrick asked the federal government yesterday to provide $21 million in disaster assistance to the state’s fishing communities, arguing that “significant financial losses and dramatic consolidation” have harmed the state’s groundfish industry.

Boy, 6, catches 162-pound shark
- It was bigger than he was, but that didn’t stop him. A 6-year-old Florida boy caught a 162-pound blue shark off the coast of Massachusetts last week, setting a potential world record, his family said.

Boy, 6, catches 162-pound shark

- It was bigger than he was, but that didn’t stop him. A 6-year-old Florida boy caught a 162-pound blue shark off the coast of Massachusetts last week, setting a potential world record, his family said.