About the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA)



The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) was formed in January of 1997 and has since deployed over 150 artificial reefs.

The primary function of the organization is the conservation and environmental improvement of our natural and artificial marine reef systems in the Gulf of Mexico near Mexico Beach, Florida, but that is not all that has been done by the organization. Since its inception, the MBARA has also worked very hard to conduct and promote scientific research and evaluation of reef designs, biomass development, and fish productions.

The third function of the MBARA is educating the public about the importance of reef systems to the marine ecosystem, and the impact they have on the coastal communities where they are built. All parties benefit when the information on reefs is disseminated to the public. School children, the organization's members, and the general public need to know all about reefs and reef building in order to help promote conservation and environmental improvement of the marine reef systems.

We need membership support!
Please join today! Your membership dues and tax deductible donations will be used to build new artificial reefs. For your convenience you can JOIN ONLINE.
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We need volunteers!
Are you an experienced diver? Do you have computer and writing skills? We also need writers to process grant applications. We Need Volunteers!

We need donors!
If you don't have time to volunteer, you can still help by making tax deductible contributions for reef building.

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For more details, contact Bob Cox at rcox@mchsi.com


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2016 MBARA Kingfish Tournament Results

We had another great tournament!  There were 534 anglers aboard 135 boats entered in the tournament with 13 boats in the Professional Division and 122 boats in the Recreational Division.  31 fish were weighed and here are the standings and results:

Professional

Weight

Boat

Captain

#Anglers

Kingfish

 

 

 

47.37

ContenderBoyz

ScottNguyen

4

46.98

Team AquaticAdventures

HarrisScruggs

4

40.59

FifthGeneration

ClarernceRaffield

3

23.53

TeamBooyah

JayRaffield

2

Recreational

Weight

Boat

Captain

#Anglers

Kingfish

 

 

 

48.82

SaltShaker

ChrisHatcher

4

42.03

HookedUp

PatrickSapp

8

38.37

GreenBanana

JimmyMcCarty

5

37.82

My Time

TerryAnderson

5

36.95

FlippinOut

JacksonKrause

6

31.46

CheshireCat

CheshireTrawick

3

30.55

GotThis

DavidGardner

4

24.57

SouthernRock

DavidHargrove

6

23.31

RoyalFlush

ToddKrause

5

23.00

EasyE

JohnnyDean

4

19.98

FreshOut

Doug Lake

5

17.50

SheriDee

Mike England

4

17.11

SonnyDays

ColemanTatum

4

16.85

PepiDawg

PaulMcpipkin

3

10.54

VitaminSea

JohnShepherd

3

8.54

REELFUN

BobbyEverett

6

8.00

Pier Pressure

TylerLee

5

7.68

20000

BuddyPurvis

5

6.06

OffshoreRemedy

KimDurham

4

5.09

Just-InTime

JustinSmith

5

4.31

Lagerhead

DavidHartis

3

Wahoo

 

 

 

57.80

FlippinOut

JacksonKrause

6

43.61

GreenBanana

JimmyMcCarty

5

19.84

Garfin

L.F. Cook

4

Spanish

 

 

 

4.34

Stuckey

Earl Stuckey

2

3.92

CapeHorn

Stephen Price

2

2.89

Pier Pressure

Tyler Lee

5

2.83

To Knot2

Richard Kirkland

2

2.58

Just HookemUp

Richard Kirkland

5

2.30

VitaminSea

Paul Wanamaker

3

2.15

Alley Cat

Jimmy Nicholson

3

 

In Memory of Ms. Angela Anderson Russell

Angela A. Russell, age 56, life time resident of Augusta, GA entered into rest Dec 29, 2015 at her residence. Angela was a faithful Christian whose life reflected the love of our Heavenly Father. Angela was a dedicated teaching assistant at Glenn Hills Elementary School for 27 years. She is the daughter of the late, Richard L. Anderson. She is survived by her mother, Joan Anderson; son, Daniel R. Russell; future daughter-in-law, Leigh Gordy; her sister, Susan (Bob) Knight; nephew, Kyle Knight; nieces, Ashlyn Knight and Katie Russell; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan 3, 2016 at 3 PM at Crawford Ave Baptist Church with Kelly McKnight officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) or St Jude. Donations can be made to MBARA online at http://www.mbara.org/stats/donate.cfm or by mailing a check payable to MBARA at PO Box 13006 Mexico Beach, FL 32410. Be sure to reference the Russell Reef on all donations.

 

             



MB-197 Unnamed
15 Florida Limestone Artificial Reefs deployed 15 Sep 2016.

MB-196 Unnamed
8 Florida Limestone Artificial Reefs deployed 15 Sep 2016.

MB-195 Unnamed
15 Florida Limestone Artificial Reefs deployed 15 Sep 2016.

MB-194 Unnamed
4 Super Reefs with disc at apex. 18 feet tall. 5 Florida Limestone Artificial Reefs. Deployed on 17 Sep 2016. Verified by MBARA diver Bob and Carol Cox and Brian and Kimberly Higdon on 18 Sep 2016. The structures are placed in a linear pattern running from East to West at an approximate length of 400 feet.

MB-193 Unnamed
4 Super Reefs with disc at apex. 18 feet tall. 5 Florida Limestone Artificial Reefs. Deployed on 17 Sep 2016. Verified by MBARA diver Bob and Carol Cox and Brian and Kimberly Higdon on 18 Sep 2016. The structures are placed in a linear pattern running from East to West at an approximate length of 400 feet.


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