Stonington: Bureaucracy claims another victim – After more than a century, Wilcox Marine closing down

STONINGTON — Jeff Wilcox can remember when there were 50 commercial fishing draggers in Stonington Harbor. Now there are only two, said the owner of Wilcox Marine Supply Inc. As the fishing industry has declined — due to overly stringent federal regulations, fishermen say — Wilcox’s customer base has shriveled. And now, he says he has to close the doors of his longtime family-owned business. [email protected] 19:15