Cai Meisheng, vice mayor of Fuding, said the recovery of bodies could become more difficult as some could be trapped in the 491 sunken vessels or entwined in fishing nets.
Rescuers have retrieved two boats, but Cai said the city government had appealed to the Fujian provincial government and central authorities to assist with the funding of salvage operations.
Marine salvage could be too expensive for the local government at a cost of up to 100,000 Yuan ($12,500) per vessel.
The local government has allocated 1.06 million yuan ($132,500) for relief aid and delivered 3,300 quilts, 17,270 boxes of instant noodles, 133 tonnes of rice and 13,475 tents to typhoon victims.
The death toll in neighbouring Zhejiang province stands at 87 dead and 52 missing, and two dead and one missing in Jiangxi province.