BELLINGHAM - Seafood processor Bornstein Seafoods has donated $100,000 to the Bellingham Technical College fisheries program building campaign.
As an acknowledgment of the donation, BTC will name the hatchery portion of the new Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences building The Bornstein Hatchery, dedicated to Myer J. (Jay) Bornstein.
"Naming the hatchery of this building for Bornstein Seafoods honors the Bornstein family and specifically Jay's significant contributions to Bellingham's waterfront and fishing industry, and to the national seafood business," BTC President Patricia McKeown said in a news release.
The building, which is under construction and expected to be ready by September, is in Maritime Heritage Park.
Myer Bornstein founded Bornstein Seafoods in Bellingham in 1934. Jay Bornstein took the helm from his father in 1980.
In 2010, Bornstein Seafoods passed leadership of the company to Jay's three sons Kyle, Colin and Andrew Bornstein.