Blue Flag

BLUE FLAG

The Blue Flag, awarded consecutively since 1990 to today to the Pescara Tourist Port, is a FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) award issued to the European coastal locations that meet quality criteria regarding parameters of bathing waters and services offered, taking into account for example the cleanliness of the beaches and of the tourist docks.{Established in 1987, the European Year of the Environment, the blue flag campaign is managed, in all European states, by the local FEE bodies that, through a National Evaluation Committee, carry out inspections of the candidate towns and cities and then submit the national candidates to FEE International.

The award is assigned, every year, to the beaches of more than thirty world countries in Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada and the Caribbean according to the criteria chosen by the FEE. The blue flag is awarded for two different types of merit: The Blue Flag for beaches certifies quality of beaches and bathing waters while the Blue Flag for marinas evaluates and certifies cleanliness of the waters near the ports and absence of sewage drains.