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The blue flag is much appreciated in today’s world. It is considered one of the main reasons for a growing number of tourists when picking their tourist destination. To have a Blue flag on a beach or marina signifies excellent tourist promotion based on high quality services, a clean sea and shore and beach equipment and facilities.
The international manager of this programme is the Foundation for Environmental Education – FEE which was founded by the European Council in 1981.
The programme currently includes around 30 European and around 10 international countries. At the present time, more than 3000 blue flags have been assigned of which over 2500 for beaches and over 600 for marines.
The award is assigned once a year to all beaches and marines that satisfy a wide range of requirements.
Amongst the 37 blue flags within the Kvarner bay area, as many as 15 of them can be seen flying over the island of Krk.
The beach of FKK naturist camp “Konobe”
“Punta Debij” beach
From a total of 3 blue flags assigned for marines in the Kvarner bay area, one of them was assigned to the Punat Marina. Furthermore, the above mentioned marina has been a blue flag winner every year since 1998.
Care for the environment is under constant and systematic direction. Confirmation of this can be seen by the numerous blue flags which can be seen in the towns of Krk, Baška, Malinska, Njivice, Omišalj, Marina Punat, Vrbnik, Glavotok and Šilo. The island of Krk has a total of 15 blue flags.
The environmental programme for the protection of the sea and the coastal area has, in Europe, been carried out for the last thirteen years under the name of the Blue flag for beaches and marines.
The blue flag is a symbol of a well preserved, safe and pleasant environment dedicated to holidays, entertainment and recreation, of a well elaborated system of ruling the coastal area and of sustainable tourism development. To have a Blue flag on a beach or marina signifies excellent tourist promotion based on high quality services, a clean sea and shore and beach equipment and facilities.
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