(10/01/14)
Artificial Reefs: Why they are Important to the Marine Ecosystem

(03/17/12)
Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. South Atlantic: Data, Doubt, and Debate

(03/12/12)
A Life History Review for Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico with an Evaluation of the Importance of Offshore Petroleum Platforms and Other Artificial Reefs

(12/20/11)
Rigs to Reefs: Viable for the Deep?

(11/20/11)
PATTERN OF RECOVERY OF THE GOLIATH GROUPER EPINEPHELUS ITAJARA POPULATION IN THE SOUTHEASTERN US

(11/19/11)
Invertebrates associated with gorgonians in the northern Gulf of Mexico

(08/15/11)
UF study finds artificial reefs are economic boon; enjoy widespread public support

(07/08/11)
Goliath Grouper Succes Story

(07/08/11)
Goliath Grouper Facts or Fiction a Scientific Study

(06/27/11)
Lionfish Reporting and Medical Treatment

(05/16/11)
Progress on a plan to protect the Gulf

(04/16/11)
And now the good news about oil rigs

(04/16/11)
Beach's new snorkeling reef teeming with fish in Pensacola

(01/28/11)
A quantitative framework to evaluate the attraction–production

(01/28/11)
Effects of increased habitat complexity on fish assemblages

(01/28/11)
Do Artificial Reefs Increase Regional Fish Production? A Review of Existing Data

(01/28/11)
Artificial reefs and fisheries exploitation: a review of the ‘attraction versus production’ debate, the influence of design and its significance for policy

(12/23/10)
Old fishing pier slowly becoming new Gulf reef

(12/20/10)
Artificial Reefs May Be Answer To Fishing Ban

(12/16/10)
Nonprofit blasts plan to sink USS Arthur W. Radford for artificial reef

(12/15/10)
Community asset or underwater junkyard?

(12/02/10)
Reef balls memorialize loved ones

(11/27/10)
Volusia hopes artificial reefs will offset federal ban on snapper, grouper fishing

(11/24/10)
Catch Shares by ESPN

(11/06/10)
Are Catch Shares on the Rise in U.S. Fisheries?

(09/26/10)
Ocean Council Moving Full Steam Ahead

(09/10/10)
White House’s Ocean Policy Initiative

(08/23/10)
What the NOC means for anglers

(08/21/10)
Mexico Beach Marine Life Guide

(07/12/10)
Artificial reefs the answer to fishing ban?

(07/12/10)
County commissioners, city council battle frustrated crowd, discuss oil and future plans

(07/12/10)
Universisty of Florida-Artificial Reef Design

(07/12/10)
Relief Well Operations Overview - Kent Wells and Relief Well Team - 27 June 2010

(03/09/10)
Culled out - Obama administration will accept no more public input for federal fishery strategy

(01/27/10)
The Economic Benefits Associated with Florida's Artificial Reefs (FE 649, Aug 2009)

(01/27/10)
2010 Florida Artificial Reef Summit Abstracts and Program (TP 170, Jan. 2010)

(01/27/10)
Understanding the Ecology of Artificial Reefs: No Simple Answers (SBEG 65, Jan 2010)

(01/08/10)
Video: Artificial "Reef-Ex" Project 2009

(12/11/09)
R.F.A. Files Suit Against Red Snapper Closure

(12/07/09)
The Economic Benefits Associated with Florida's Artificial Reefs

(12/04/09)
Crenshaw: Fisheries Council Move to Close Red Snapper Fishery Poses Grave Impact to Commercial and Recreational Industry

(11/06/09)
Angry fishermen plan protests of limits on snapper and other popular Gulf fish

(11/05/09)
Plan leaves snapper anglers empty handed

(11/03/09)
State Governors Speak Out Against Looming Closures

(11/01/09)
Professors Expose ‘Science’

(11/01/09)
Red snapper limits for 2010 could be set at one fish per day

(10/30/09)
Fishermen to protest — by land and by sea

(10/24/09)
Mexico to build world’s largest underwater museum

(10/24/09)
Imperiled fish need help to recover

(10/23/09)
Feds weighing unprecedented fishing closure

(10/22/09)
Feds unexpectedly close recreational amberjack season

(10/20/09)
Statement of Senator Don Gaetz Opposing National Marine Fisheries Service Sudden Closing of Amberjack Season

(10/19/09)
Federal regulations hurting charter boat business

(10/14/09)
New National Oceans and Great Lakes Policy Proposal Ignores $125 Billion Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact

(10/06/09)
Pew plan a travesty for Australia: Fishermen don't matter

(10/06/09)
Possible ban on snapper, grouper fishing would be large-scale

(10/05/09)
Shimano News Release - White House Oceans Policy

(10/05/09)
Feds to 60 Million American Anglers: We don't need you

(09/29/09)
The Great Truncation Myth

(09/21/09)
Management rules to end overfishing to go to public hearings

(09/19/09)
New Video - Behind the scenes creating a new artificial reef for SCUBA divers in Nassau, Bahamas

(09/10/09)
Red Snapper Public Hearings

(09/03/09)
MBARA Tournament Sets Record

(09/03/09)
The Great Carrier Reef – Diving the USS Oriskany

(09/01/09)
Nurturing Reefs

(09/01/09)
Cremation companies aid sea life after death

(07/28/09)
U.S. Rep. John Mica wades into proposed snapper ban

(07/28/09)
Red Snapper Medics Studying The Crash

(07/25/09)
Red Snapper Medics Studying The Crash

(07/25/09)
U.S. Rep. John Mica wades into proposed snapper ban

(07/04/09)
Fishing reefs being rebuilt step by step

(06/28/09)
Electrified coral reef off Florida gets federal OK

(06/25/09)
New Grouper Reef Makes Debut in Gulf

(06/24/09)
Glug, Glug, Glug; Tug to become new reef

(06/21/09)
Red snapper off Alabama are growing faster these days

(06/20/09)
Electrified reef gets initial go-ahead in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

(02/23/09)
Sink it: Reef group wants barge submerged

(02/22/09)
Scientist: Snapper Booming in Gulf, Not Overfished

(02/22/09)
County to hold public meeting on reef project

(02/18/09)
Special Artificial Reef Conditions of ACOE

(02/05/09)
MBARA, Mexico Beach Receive State Grant for more Reefs

(01/31/09)
Report finds fishing boosts the job market

(01/23/09)
Artificial reefs bring big fish, big dollars

(01/01/09)
FWC January Hotsheet

(01/01/09)
A Perspective of the Importance of Artificial Habitat on the Management of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

(12/15/08)
Gulf Grouper Summary

(12/05/08)
Reef Structures Installed in San Diego Bay to Protect and Increase Species Diversity

(11/26/08)
REEF GRIEF: Destin wants artificial reefs under new management

(11/12/08)
County OKs Corps Realignment

(10/27/08)
Subway Cars become Artificial Reef

(10/25/08)
5 Incredible Underwater Habitats

(10/24/08)
56,000 Ton Artificial Reef

(10/07/08)
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea will try electricity to stimulate coral growth off South Florida coast

(09/30/08)
America's Underwater Junkyard

(09/07/08)
Law and sporting ethics conflict

(09/03/08)
County Works on Artificial Reef Program

(09/02/08)
Bay Board Floats Reefs Plan

(08/23/08)
Green Diving: Greenpeace ECOsabotage

(08/22/08)
Wildlife 2060: What's at stake for Florida?

(08/20/08)
Artificial reefs up for debate at meeting Thursday

(07/01/08)
Scientific Research Indicates Abundant Red Snapper Populations

(06/12/08)
MBARA Builds New Reefs

(04/07/08)
Revised Status of Gulf of Mexico Gag Grouper

(03/20/08)
Fishermen fear new reef regs

(03/17/08)
Old Ship Could Bring New Life to Coast

(03/17/08)
Islands in The Stream - Part 1

(03/17/08)
Islands in the Stream - Part 2

(02/18/08)
No Shortage of Red Snapper - Video 1

(02/18/08)
No Shortage of Red Snapper - Video 2

(02/18/08)
RFRA Promo

(12/21/07)
East China province expands artificial reefs to rehabilitate fish stocks

(11/23/07)
Census Bureau Rates Florida Top Fishing Destination

(11/08/07)
TDC committee approves artificial reef

(11/02/07)
St. Lucie County selling reef naming rights for $20,000

(09/11/07)
Long-term artificial reef project may break grouper "bottleneck"

(09/01/07)
Gulf Red Snapper Regs Get Overhaul

(09/01/07)
Orange Beach Red Snapper Fishing

(05/24/07)
A novel solution to red snapper debate

(05/22/07)
Reefs Could Be Top Draw

(04/09/07)
Atlantis Reef Project

(03/05/07)
Reef Fish Restoration Association

(02/22/07)
Once lauded artificial tire reef now an ecologica

(02/19/07)
TEXAS GREAT BARRIER REEF PROJECT - Building a Bett

(09/09/03)
Okaloosa County Charting The Way

(02/20/03)
MBARA - The Star Article

(02/01/02)
Draft National Artificial Reef Plan

(05/01/01)
Tax Dollars for Sport Fish Restoration

(04/01/01)
Fresh Water Artificial Reefs

(03/01/01)
National Artificial Reef Plan

(02/06/01)
The Governance of Artificial Reefs

(01/25/01)
Old Ships Available

(12/01/00)
Fishing Brings Billions to Florida

(11/01/00)
The Rigors of Reef Building

(10/01/00)
Economic Impact

Reef Education

Since it's incorporation in 1997 the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) has had as part of it misson the task of educating the public on the values of sustainable artificial reef fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. The MBARA's website is used by educators as a source for information on sustainable artificial reef fisheries. The site offers video as well as still photography which is available for an educator to include in curricula.

The MBARA has also hosted marine ecosystem and artificial reef workshops for adults,  as well as for children in public schools allowing many youngsters their first opportunity to get up close and personel with our marine ecosystems.  For additional information about the MBARA's educational program contact Dr. Ron Childs 

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The MBARA is honored to exhibit the science project of Felisse Richard.  She built this model of an artificial reef system illustrating the benefits and efforts we are making to restore damaged and lost marine habitats.  Felisse is a 6th grade student at Emerald Coast Middle School and we hope to see her become a bright Marine Biologist some day!

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