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Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association

Building Our Fisheries' Future

Who We Are

The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) builds and deploys artificial reefs off the coast of Mexico Beach, FL, to promote the conservation and environmental improvement of our natural and artificial marine reef systems.

We are a completely volunteer group and raise funds to build these reefs primarily with donations from individuals like you, where 99% of our donations go towards deploying more artificial reefs.

Local Reef Sites

We are a non-profit and since 1997 we have deployed over 290 reefs comprised of more than 4,000 individual structures. MBARA also offers Memorial Reefs where you can build a personalized artificial reef for a loved one, creating a living legacy for generations to come.

Make a Difference

We are a non-profit, and since 1997 we have developed over 275 reefs comprised of more than 4,000 individual structures. Please donate and become a member.

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Most of the Gulf of Mexico is barren ocean floor with little to no natural hard bottom.  Our artificial reefs create and increase fish habitat, provide social-economic benefits to local coastal communities, and enhance recreational and diving opportunities.

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The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association in Mexico Beach, Florida.

MB 204 Unnamed Reef 5 Jul 2024

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Every MBARA Kingfish Tournament entry fee helps us design, manufacture, and place structures in the gulf. Your participation directly gives back to mother nature. Artificial reefs replenish fish habitat, which benefits anglers, and an often-understated value is that each reef acts as a buffer between waves and shore in stormy weather. Register by July 25 to join our cause in conservation and reef awareness.