Linea Blu Discovery is underway, a journey into the world of Italian fishing, broadcast on Rai 1 and Rai Italia on Saturdays at 2.00 pm. A program born from the collaboration between Rai, TvCom and Federpesca, with the contribution of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry - as part of the three-year national fisheries and aquaculture program of the General Directorate of Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture – which wants to tell the general public about the world of Italian fishing.
“A sector that is trying to face with dignity, in the best possible way, the increasingly complex challenges that arise before it” – declared the Director of Federpesca, Francesca Biondo – “and which deserves to be known for what it really is , telling citizens about the difficulties and beauties of this profession thanks to which every day, the best fish products arrive on the tables of Italians.”
“Linea Blu Discovery is a very important program because it delves into the culture of the sea. Through suggestive images and the testimonies of those who experience the sea, it tells an entire world and its history, giving space to those who not only draw sustenance from the sea itself but with their role become precious guardians of it", stated the Minister of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forests, Francesco Lollobrigida.
In four episodes, a journey to discover some of the most famous marinas in our country: Mazara del Vallo, Riposto, Molfetta, Termoli, Chioggia, Ancona, Fiumicino and Castiglione della Pescaia. In each of these locations we will meet the fishermen, we will follow them in their work, to show the public the great richness of our seas and the different fishing techniques. We will talk about their traditions, their projects for protecting the environment, their territories, we will taste the typical dishes of their cuisine and we will travel along the entire supply chain that makes our fish a true Italian excellence. The program will be hosted by Fabio Gallo with the participation of Giulia Capocchi, who will be guided on their journey by the men and women of Federpesca, the National Federation of Fishing Companies which since 1961 has represented and protected shipowners and Italian fishing companies.