(37) NATURAL RESOURCES. (a) Solid waste management grant program report. The department of natural resources shall prepare a report for distribution to the governor and the legislature on or before October 1, 1980, evaluating the solid waste management grant program under sections 144.60 to 144.64 of the statutes, as created by this act, and making recommendations whether to continue with the program. The recommendations shall be based on data consistent with the requirements of section 144.61 (1) (b) of the statutes, as created by this act.

    (b) Nonpoint source water pollution abatement program evaluation . The department of natural resources, in consultation with the board of soil and water conservation districts, shall prepare an evaluation of the nonpoint source water pollution abatement program under section 144.25 of the statutes, as created by this act, and shall make recommendations for modifications, including regulatory actions where needed, and shall report to the governor and the legislature on or before January 1, 1982. The department of natural resources shall also submit a report to the governor and the legislature with its 1979-81 biennial budget request regarding any modifications in the nonpoint source water pollution abatement program under section 14425 of the statutes, as created by this act, made necessary or desirable by promulgation of rules under the federal nonpoint source pollution grant program established by the clean water act of 1977, P.L. 95-217.
   (c) Wildlife damages recommendations. The department of natural resources shall submit, with its 1979-81 biennial budget request, recommendations regarding any modifications to the state wildlife damage program which may be required as a result of implementation of a federal crop insurance program covering those damages .
   (d) Revision of sport trolling and commercial fishing laws; legislative intent. 1 . The legislature recognizes that the fish resources and fisheries of this state's outlying waters contribute to the economy, food supply and recreational opportunities for the citizens of this state. The primary responsibility for the protection, development and wise use of these resources rests with the state, which must provide proper management to maintain and develop fish resources and fisheries in the face of increasing demands.
   2. The fish resources of the state are capable of being managed scientifically to maintain an adequate and stable resource for all uses. Past management of the Great Lakes has been unable to prevent depletion of the fish resources.
   3. The intent of the legislature in revising commercial fishing laws is to provide for multi-use management of the Great Lakes fishery, including an economically viable and stable commercial fishery and an active recreational fishery. To reach this management objective, the legislature recognizes that it may be necessary to limit participation in the commercial fishery and to limit the harvest of commercially fished species through proven scientific management techniques.
   4. The intent of this legislation in revising commercial fishing laws is further to assure those persons currently participating in and earning the majority of their
income from the fishery the opportunity to continue to do so for a period of 5 years and to further provide those persons with the opportunity to demonstrate their intent to meet criteria established by the commercial fishingboards for continued fishing in an orderly transition from the fishery as presently administered.