Commercial Fishing Vessel, photo/USCG/Dann Blackwood.

Commercial Fishing Vessel, photo/USCG/Dann Blackwood.

Gloucester Times: Massachusetts will lose about $34 million in direct revenues because of lower fish landings in 2013 due to the ongoing fishing crisis, and direct and indirect revenue losses to the state’s fishing industry and the communities that host it will be about $103 million, Governor Deval Patrick said in a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.

Patrick’s letter, written in support of the federal provision of $75 million in disaster aid for 6 declared disasters, including the Northeast Groundfish fishery, maintains that the disaster funds will provide “both immediate relief and targeted investments to ensure our fleet becomes more sustainable in the future.”

Read more about the estimated loss in fishing-related revenue in Masssachusetts.