One of our studies on the socio-economic analysis of mining activities in the Mediterranean Sea highlights important issues to be taken into consideration right now that there are almost 15 days left to the popular referendum for the repeal of paragraph 17 of article 6 of the legislative decree 152/2006. We have compared three areas of study: the Adriatic Sea, the Sicilian Channel and the Levantine Basin, of which we have analyzed the comparison between economic inputs and jobs generated by tourism and fishing with the mining sector.
THE DIVARY IS EXORBITANT!
In the Adriatic Sea alone , tourism generates as much as $ 32 billion a year compared to 1 billion produced by the oil & gas sector .
In the Levantine Basin the jobs that create tourism amount to 2 million , while those produced by the mining activities are only 98 thousand!
In the Sicily channel the fishing generates some 54,000 jobs while the ' oil industry only 2,900.