Commercial Fishing Vessel, photo/USCG/Dann Blackwood.

Gloucester Times: A group of more than 60 state lawmakers, including many with districts far from the sea, asked [Massachusetts] Gov. Deval Patrick Thursday to appeal directly to President Obama, his personal friend from their Chicago days, to grant emergency relief from impending cutbacks in commercial fishery landings widely feared to render the commercial fishing industry “non-viable.”

The letter was drafted and circulated for supporting signatures by Sen. Bruce Tarr and Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante, both of Gloucester.

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