Micah Daniels

4th GENERATION PROCESSOR 
BASED IN Wanchese, NC
OWNER OF Fresh Catch Seafood

“I love advocating for fishermen because they are hardworking men. They go to work, rain, sun, snow. They battle the elements. They’re resilient people. I love how resourceful they are.”

Micah Daniels grew up in a fish house. Her family founded and ran Wanchese Fish Company for almost 80 years, turning it into an international business.

As a child, Micah learned the importance of hard work with the fish house serving as both her income and her punishment. “I remember I got in trouble one year and had to pack fish all day New Year’s Eve,” she says, laughing.  Her family imparted an intense work ethic, which she honed working in the fish house, and then getting her degree in education. After teaching for a few years, she came back to the family fish company before it was sold in 2015.

Today, Micah runs Fresh Catch Seafood. The lessons from her childhood come in handy at Fresh Catch. “When you work in a fish house, you’re there all the time,” she says.  “The fish don’t know it’s a holiday. They don’t know it’s the weekend. And so you work all the time.”

Micah says it’s worth it because of the people she gets to work with.  “I love advocating for fishermen because they are hardworking men. They go to work, rain, sun, snow. They battle the elements. They’re resilient people.  I love how resourceful they are.”

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