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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.
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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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Sep 22 at 5:03 PM
Anyone who has wrestled a grouper on the line can tell you that sore arms and a tight back are well worth it. 😋 Artificial reefs and wrecks provide shelter for these fish. Recreational season for gag grouper in Gulf state waters is Sept 1- Nov 10. Weather conditions are dreamy this weekend. Prepare for an action-packed day by downloading the coordinates to reef sites at mbara.org and get out there! FISH ON🎣