of the oldest fishing techniques in the Mediterranean, harpoon swordfish
fishing has been practiced in the waters of the Straits of Messina for over 2000
years. Giuseppe, the son of Nino, one of the best local fishermen, is studying
marine biology and is reluctant to kill animals. Giuseppe's dilemma is an
exemplar of the present day conflict between exploitation of nature and a new
environmental awareness. Giuseppe will become an expert fisherman in keeping
with a tradition that strikes the right balance between predator and prey.