I take exception to the Advocate’s opposition to Constitutional Amendment 8. The Artificial Reef Fund is administered by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, a state agency, which is totally self-funded and receives no monies from the state general fund. In previous years, the current administration raided this fund to the tune of $44.5 million to spend on other programs of state government completely unrelated to artificial reefs or fisheries. Without constitutional protection, these raids will continue. If you support the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the programs and activities it fosters, vote ‘yes’ for Amendment 8.

Don Puckett

attorney, retired