THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS BUREAU PROVIDES A PROACTIVE PROGRAM OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH, EDUCATION, PUBLIC INFORMATION AND LEGISLATIVE AND MEDIA RELATIONS. These outreach efforts promote awareness of the MDMR and its roles, responsibilities and programs in balancing economic interests with enhancing, protecting, managing and conserving Mississippi’s marine resources. This bureau participates in events throughout the community and distributes information through news releases, social media sites, brochures, a rules and regulations book, calendar, photographs and content for the MDMR website. Public Affairs also provides support to other offices and programs within the agency to create consistent, professional materials to further the agency’s mission. The Seafood Marketing program is contained within Public Affairs, and it markets the sale and consumption of Gulf seafood to people throughout Mississippi and the southeastern region of the country.