Sarita is the Chief Fisheries Officer at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Co-operatives in Saint Lucia, where she administers, manages, and provides leadership and direction on a wide range of fisheries programs and projects that provides assistance to fishing communities and supports sustainable development and management of fisheries resources both at a national and regional level through her collaboration with key regional fisheries organisations.


She holds a Masters in Marine Management from Dalhousie University and is also an alumna of the University of the West Indies where she graduated with first class honours in Biology. She has 14 years’ experience in fisheries governance and applying interdisciplinary approaches towards coastal and fisheries resource conservation and management. Sarita is passionate about enhancing the overall management and development of fisheries value chains and building capacities to strengthen the overall performance of the fisheries sector.