Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association July 2016 Newsletter Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association July 2016 Newsletter

2016 MBARA Kingfish Tournament We are all ready for the 20th Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament to be held on August 27, 2016. We have a new Guy Harv

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2016 MBARA Kingfish Tournament

We are all ready for the 20th Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament to be held on August 27, 2016. We have a new Guy Harvey Limited Edition t-shirt (see image above), a new Miss Kingfish, great door prizes, and super raffle items. Capt. Brad Timmins has donated a 10 hour offshore fishing trip for six people in his 56' boat, the Southern Lady. And we have a new 30.06 Ruger Hawkeye rifle, and a $1,000 gift certificate all from Bluewater Outrigger. The Captain's Party will be held on August 26 at Beacon Hill Park. Click here for more information and rules. See you there!

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New Miss Kingfish

We have a new Miss Kingfish for this year! She will be at the Captain's Party and at the weigh-in for pictures.

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Upcoming Deployment

We have received confirmation of a donation of four large steel cable spools ranging from 22-28 ft. in diameter as new reefs. The generous undisclosed donor will also pay for the transportation and placement of the spools. The value of this donation is approximately $50K. We plan to have the spools deployed in the Sherman and Crooked Island sites in conjunction with our NRDA projects sometime in August.

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New MBARA Seafood Cookbook In Stores NOW!

Over 280 recipes - all new plus we kept a few of your favorites! Recipes feature seafood that can be caught or bought in the Florida Panhandle, along with your favorite shellfish such as shrimp, lobster, crab, oysters, and scallops. Many recipes were contributed by local restaurants, businesses, and individuals. For the first time, lionfish recipes are featured in the cookbook. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to construct artificial reefs for better fishing and diving in the Mexico Beach area. Get yours today at the following stores: About Beach, Bay Side Florist, Bluewater Outrigger, Emerald Coast Jewelry, Gulf Foods, Mexico Beach Marina, No Name Café and Books, Shell Shack and Shipwreck Raw Bar. Or Click Here to order online. It makes great gifts so pick up several copies and support MBARA - Enjoy!

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Check out our new logo shirts at Mexico Beach Marina - buy one and support MBARA!

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23 July 2016 Bayou Bash

Come out for the St. Joseph Bay inshore fishing tournament benefiting the reef building initiative. Captain's Party July 22 at Dockside Tiki Bar. Click Here for tournament rules and information.



29-30 July 2016 12th Annual Offshore Classic

Please support the MBARA by participating in this tournament!

Ways to Follow MBARA Happenings

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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 guidance at Memorial Reefs 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: Designate MBARA as your Charity. 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.

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.