THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
Dennis Nault, a state marine biologist, carried clams dug at the Annisquam River in Gloucester yesterday to test for red tide as Governor Mitt Romney spoke to reporters about aid for those whose livelihoods have been hurt by the algae bloom.

Relief on tap for clammers

US readies loans, other red tide aid

By Rebecca Mahoney
Globe Correspondent / June 15, 2005

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GLOUCESTER -- Federal disaster relief began trickling in yesterday for fishermen hit hard by New England's largest red tide outbreak on record, as officials extended a ban on shellfishing in federal waters off Massachusetts to include out-of-state boats. (Full article: 537 words)

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