The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.

The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

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A message from the Blue Flag International Jury members:

Malcolm Powell, FEE Board of Directors
Sophie Bachet Granados, Blue Flag International Director
Peter Kristensen, European Environmental Agency
David R. Green, The Coastal & Marine Union - EUCC
Helen Springall, environmental education expert
Peter Jansen, International Council of Marine Industry Associations
Erik Bech, International Life Saving Federation