Local couple honored by Field and Stream Magazine

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 09:40 AM.

The Coxes are pleased with their feature in Field and Stream Magazine, though they see it as an opportunity to shine a light on the organization that they’re so passionate about and put Mexico Beach on the map as one of the United States’ best diving locations.

“So many people don’t know what we have in our backyard. They go to the Caribbean to dive,” said Bob.

The organization’s annual Kingfish Tournament takes place Aug. 24. Registration fees for the event serve as a fundraiser for the MBARA. There are divisions for recreational and professional fishermen. Those interested in volunteering can get in touch through the MBARA website.

The MBARA has 250 active members. The annual membership fee is $35 and goes toward building the next wave of artificial reefs. The organization meets the first Thursday of each month at the Mexico Beach Civic Center. Those looking to support the organization can visit their online store for maps of their reef locations or coordinates that can be directly uploaded to a GPS device. To learn more about the organization, visit the MBARA online at www.mbara.org.

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