Jimely Flores has been working on fisheries and marine ecology. Her work focuses on research for policy reforms on the sustainable use, conservation and protection of marine resources. She worked as researcher and/or consultant with research institutions and international non-government organizations; and co-authored several publications. She has a degree in Fisheries from the University of the Philippines Visayas.
Her role in Oceana Philippines is to align the campaign goals on strong science foundation while leading the campaigns on sardines management and strong regulations against destructive fishing practices.