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Top Gloucester Times Story of the Year – Fishing collapse named ’13’s biggest local story

gdt icon It was an escalating crisis everyone saw coming, yet one that nobody ever stepped up to stop. Already declared a federally recognized economic disaster in September 2012, the Gloucester fleet and the Northeast groundfishery virtually collapsed in 2013 under the weight of tight federal cuts in allowable catch limits. And that ongoing saga — which this year included longtime fishermen selling their boats and/or homes, and other waterfront businesses seeking relief — has been chosen as the year’s No. 1 local story in voting by the staff of the Gloucester Daily Times and gloucestertimes.com. Read [email protected] 12:29