- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick says direct and indirect revenue losses to the state’s fishing industry because of lower fish landings in 2013 will amount to about $103 million.

Patrick cited the figures in a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.

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

The Gloucester Daily Times (https://bit.ly/1aUvxvS ) reports that the governor also endorsed the concept of loan assistance programs using a long-term, revolving loan fund and stated the need for shoreside infrastructure support.

He says Massachusetts accounts for roughly 90 percent of groundfish landings in the Northeast region.


Information from: Gloucester (Mass.) Daily Times, https://www.gloucestertimes.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide