About Fiona

Dr Fiona Gell sits on the basking shark steering group and issues the scientific and filming licenses for all basking shark work on the Island. Fiona is the Marine Wildlife and conservation Officer with the Wildlife and Conservation Division of the Isle of Man Government. She did her PhD research on seagrass fish and fisheries in Northern Mozambique and has worked on fish ecology and fisheries projects in the Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Irish Sea. Much of her work has focused on Marine Protected Areas and their role in protecting the marine environment and potential for fisheries management.




In 2003 Fiona returned to her native Isle of Man to work at the Port Erin Marine Laboratory and in 2004 she became the first Marine Conservation Officer with the Isle of Man Government.
Since then she has been involved in a wide variety of marine conservation and management work, including setting up the Manx Marine Nature Reserve Project and having an active involvement in basking shark conservation and research.

Please contact Fiona for information about licences for basking shark filming and research:

A word from Fiona