Blessing of the Fleet planned May 16 at Zuanich Park

The Whatcom Commercial Fishermen’s Association will host the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the fishermen’s memorial statue in Zuanich Point Park, at Squalicum Harbor.

The ceremony honors Whatcom fishermen lost at sea, and those who died within the past year. After a ceremony, a seafood barbecue and potluck, and music by several bands, will be provided at the Squalicum Boathouse, also in the park.

Donations will be accepted for scholarships for students of Bellingham Technical College’s Fishery and Aquaculture Sciences program.