Books: fish war in the Mediterranean, "liquid continent"

(ANSA) – PALERMO, NOVEMBER 24 – “The ‘war of fish’, with its aftermath of fear and deaths, will remain an unresolved international issue, which will lead to the failure of Sicilian fisheries and the community policy of the Mediterranean sea, a physical but also the ideal of reconciling identity, of crossing and sharing between peoples, which heals diversity through virtuous and tireless work, bringing everyone together in effort and work”. A current issue that is very much felt in Mazara del Vallo especially in the light of the recent seizures of fishing boats by the Libyan authorities. And this is the main argument dealt with in the book “MediterraneoMar, liquid continent”, written by Giuseppe Messina, 57 years old from Mazara, regional secretary of the Ugl (Angelo Mazzotta publisher; 315 pages; 24.90 euros, cover of Hajto), in distribution these days.

“Starting from man and his frailties – says the author – I intend to rekindle the debate around the ancient problem of the fish war never faced in decisive terms, with the intention of restoring trust and security to an area that has always characterized by strong social tensions”. What emerges is a study that draws “blood from the need to interpret the reasons for failed political choices of the recent past by national and supranational institutions, providing them with a contribution to prevent, manage and address disputes in the maritime field”, he observes.

“For this I also analyze the role of the European Union, which – continues Messina – has exclusive competence in the field of international relations in the field of fisheries and consequently has a great responsibility in concentrating every effort aimed at establishing a new modern economic approach and society for a sustainable future”. Finally, the author traces new viable paths for the future, so that, in the “liquid continent”, it ceases to dominate political stability in favor of peace and prosperity with a view to integration and civil coexistence of peoples. And he quotes the wish of Nicola De Felice, admiral of division who was commander of Maresicilia, to find a solution to the conflicts: “However, the main road remains the will to find an agreement with the individual states on the shores of the Mediterranean on joint exploitation and fisheries control”. .