ABOUT ME

SADIE SAMUELS
LIFETIME LOBSTER WOMAN AND ENTREPRENEUR

Hey all, I’m Sadie. I’m 29. I’m Captain of the

F/V Must Be Nice and owner of Must Be Nice Lobster. I’ve been on the water and fishing my whole life.

I got my student lobster license when I was 7. By the time I was 14 it turned into a commercial license. This license allowed me to add another 100 traps each year until I got to the full limit. This meant I wasn’t able to haul every day... which is what I wanted. So I started selling lobster at the farmers market on Saturdays. When I was 17 I went to

Humboldt State University in California.

I came home every summer to fish and pay for school. I got a degree in fine art with an emphasis on printmaking. When I graduated I moved home to Maine and started trying to fish full time. I still didn’t have my full limit so I kept doing the farmers market. This morphed into lobster rolls thanks to some realizations I had when looking for a lobster roll

(“none of these are what I really want...”).

Now we are fishing full time,

have the food cart, a gift shop!

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