Azure Dee Cygler joined the CRC in 2012. She is a fisheries extension specialist for Rhode Island Sea Grant and the CCRC. Azure is working on a fisheries mapping effort in the region, a collaboration between CRC, the Island Institute in Maine and George LaPointe Consulting. She also works on the CRC-Sea Grant’s statewide Shellfish Management Plan, the first of its kind in Rhode Island. Azure has master’s in marine affairs from the University of Rhode Island, where her graduate work focused on measuring the well-being of commercial fishermen in three New England ports and how management measures have impacted their decision-making and conservation ethics. Prior to her graduate work, she was with the School for Marine Science and Technology in Massachusetts, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass., and has fished commercially in the U.S. and abroad. She lives in Narragansett and is involved in the coastal community.