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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Scott Krause 

Marvin Scott Krause
A time of remembrance for Marvin Scott Krause, of Port St. Joe, FL, will be held at 11 :00 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2016 at Cordele First United Methodist Church. Scott, 55, passed away at his residence.  He was born in San Marcos, TX and was the son of Ann Krause and the late Willie Krause.  He was a sales rep and a member of First United Methodist Church in Mexico Beach.  Scott had a word and a smile for everyone that he met.  He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.  He especially loved his dogs and Field Trials.  He is survived by his daughters, Ellie Krause and Maddie Krause, both of Cordele; his mother, Ann Krause of Cordele; two brothers, Todd Krause and Jackson Krause and his wife, Claire, all of Cordele; and the mother of his daughters, Dana Odom Krause. Memorials donations may be made to Cordele First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 871, Cordele, GA 31010; Crisp Academy, 150 Crisp Academy Drive, Cordele, GA 31015; Crisp Regional Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 5007, Cordele, GA 31010 or MBARA (Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association) P.O. Box 13006, Mexico Beach, FL 32410.  Or, you can donate online at MBARA at www.mbara.org/donate.cfm .  Please be sure to name Scott or Willie on your donations.

 

Willie Krause

Wilburn Gus "Willie" Krause
Wilburn Gus "Willie" Krause, 82 of Cordele, died Friday, September 9, 2016 at his residence.  He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Krause.  A memorial service will be held at 11 :00 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2016 at Cordele First United Methodist Church.  Willie was born in Sattler, Texas and was the son of the late Fred and Viola Starke Krause.  A veteran of the United States Navy, he served during the Korean Conflict.  He was the retired owner and operator of Service Supply in Cordele and a member of Cordele First United Methodist Church.  Willie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann Jackson Krause of Cordele; two sons, Todd Krause and Jackson Krause and his wife, Claire, all of Cordele; a brother, Arlan Krause of Canyon Lake, TX; and six grandchildren, Ellie Krause, Maddie Krause, Will Krause, Parker Krause, Jack Krause and Beau Krause.  Memorials donations may be made to Cordele First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 871, Cordele, GA 3101 O; Crisp Academy, 150 Crisp Academy Drive, Cordele, GA 31015; Crisp Regional Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 5007, Cordele, GA 31010 MBARA (Mexico Beach Artificial Re f Association)P.O. Box 13006, Mexico Beach, 32410.  Or, you can donate online at MBARA at www.mbara.org/donate.cfm .  Please be sure to name Scott or Willie on your donations.

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-199 Unnamed
3 Steel Cable Spools. 22 feet in diameter by 18 feet long. Reef height 22 feet. 100-foot separations between spools. Older ARI Pyramid in berween 2 spools. Deployed on 20 Sep 2016 and verified by MBARA divers Bob and Carol Cox.

MB-198 Unnamed
3 Steel Cable Spools 28 feet in diameter by 19 feet long. Reef height: 28 feet. 100-150 foot separation between spools. Deployed on 20 Sep 2016 and verified by MBARA divers Bob and Carol Cox.

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.


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