Gillian Anderson has stripped off to pose naked with a conger eel for a campaign against deep-sea trawling.

The X Files star is pictured nude to the waist with the eel wrapped around her shoulders, covering her bare breasts.

The photograph was taken as part of the Fishlove campaign, which aims to ban deep-sea fishing over claims the practice threatens fragile ecosystems.

Other stars who have stripped off to pose with fish include British actor/musician Goldie and actress Olivia Williams.