Great News! MBARA recieves another Grant! 
MBARA applied for another annual FWC artficial reef construction grant and has been awarded $60,000 for our 2016 project.  Thanks to member, sponsor, and volunteer fundraising support, MBARA is able add a $25,000 match boosting the project to $85,000.


20th Annual MBARA Tournament-Aug 27, 2016
Set your calendar for 2016.   We will host our 20th Year MBARA Kingfish Tournament on August 27, 2016.  Plans are already underway with a new Miss Kingfish, new raffle items, and many more great prizes.   We need sponsors, let us know if you want to help out.


We Need Recipes for the New MBARA Cookbook
We are coming out with a second edition of our famous seafood cookbook.   We need recipes.  Send us your seafood recipes for inclusion in the new cookbook.   Send recipes to Sally Childs at or P. O. Box 13470, Mexico Beach, Florida   32410.  


Our $1.4 Million NRDA Artificial Reef Project is Making Progress
We have drafted an agreement and scope of work for this project with FWC.  It's at FWC for review and approval.   We hope to deploy the 60 new reefs in state waters in the Bell Shoals and new Crooked Island and Sherman Sites by Spring 2016  


Join the MBARA Today
We need more members, or if you haven't renewed your membership you can do so on-line.  Join today at Join MBARA


MBARA Website has been Improved
We recently updated our website and it's now mobile friendly.  Check it out and see all of our amazing accomplishments --


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Memorial Reefs Available for Purchase
The MBARA has a wonderful program of memorial reefs that can be purchased to remember a loved one or as a purchase by a business or corporation.  Check out the Memorial Reef tab on our home page of for complete information and pricing.  


Help MBARA with Your Shopping at Amazon
Did you know you can donate to MBARA every time you shop on Amazon?  It is easy to register. Just click on this link to designate MBARA as your charity of choice: . Afterwards, go to to do your shopping. It is the same site as Amazon, but every time you make a purchase Amazon will donate a percentage to MBARA! Once you see how easy it is, please share your experience with your friends and family.


Underwater Videos of our Reefs
Do you want to see whats happening on our reefs?  See the latest underwater videos produced by Bob Cox on the MBARA  Video Channel at YouTube.  Click on  MBARA Video Channel and subscibe and see the latest videos.   Bob says to check the channel periodically for new videos recently added. 


Monthly MBARA Meetings
MBARA conducts monthly meetings at 5:30 PM (Central Time) the first Thursday of the month at the Mexico Beach Civic Center.  Members and the public are welcome to attend.  If you want to get involved, please attend meetings regularly to see what you can do to help MBARA grow and build more reefs.