MIL-OSI Translation: 395: this is the number of beaches that have been awarded the “Blue Flag” label

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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French –

Source: Republic of France in FrenchThe French Republic has issued the following statement:

Credits: © French Office of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe

This summer, 395 beaches and 107 marinas will be able to float the “Blue Flag” flag in recognition of their environmental commitment. The list has just been published on the “Blue Flag” website in the form of maps and lists.

The beaches concerned are located on 188 municipalities that are on the seafront but also on lakes and rivers (since 2002).

The 2019 list includes:

13 new municipalities with Champagnac le Vieux (43), Publish (74), Saint Gingolph (74), Plouha (22), Torcy (77), Donville les Bains (50), Lougratte (47), Castéra-Verduzan (32) , Rivers (81), La Baule Escoublac (44), Plessé (44), Pornichet (44), Vallauris (06);
8 new marinas with Revin River Stop (08), Port of Carcassonne (11), Port La Baule-Le Pouliguen (44), Ile d’Yeu Marina (85), Port of Garavan (06) ), Old Port of Menton (06), Port of Marina Baie des Anges (06), Port of Sainte Maxime (83).

With 502 labeled sites, France is the third country with the largest number of “Blue Flag” sites behind Spain (672 sites) and Greece (534 sites).

Created in 1985 by Teragir (French Office of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe), the label values ​​each year municipalities and marinas that permanently lead a sustainable tourism development policy and have made application form. In 1987, the European Year of the Environment, the “Blue Flag” became “Blue Flag of Europe” and is now present in 46 countries on all continents.

What are the criteria ?

The criteria of the “Blue Flag” are grouped into 4 large families.

For municipalities and beaches:

Environmental Education
Waste management
Water Management
General environment

For the ports:

Environmental Education
Waste management
Management of the environment
Site Management

What are the constraints?

The “Blue Flag” label is an annual label. It is only awarded for the current year. All flags must be lowered at the end of the summer season (beach monitoring period) or December 31 of the current year for marinas.

When a labeled site must be temporarily closed for accidental non-compliance with one of the criteria (green algae, cyanobacteria, pollution risks, etc.) or used for an event unrelated to the label (funfair, sports competitions), the “Blue Flag” must be lowered until the reopening or the end of the event and the reason for the withdrawal and its duration must be indicated.

Each labeled site is monitored during the season by 4 of Teragir’s auditors. Their mission is to verify that the “Blue Flag” criteria are respected throughout the season and to advise and assist site managers to help them achieve environmental excellence.

The participation fees charged to the candidate municipalities are determined according to the number of permanent inhabitants for a municipality and according to the number of rings for a marina. They are offered for the first application (or if the last application is before 2014).

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French –

Source: Republic of France in FrenchThe French Republic has issued the following statement:

Credits: © French Office of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe

This summer, 395 beaches and 107 marinas will be able to float the “Blue Flag” flag in recognition of their environmental commitment. The list has just been published on the “Blue Flag” website in the form of maps and lists.

The beaches concerned are located on 188 municipalities that are on the seafront but also on lakes and rivers (since 2002).

The 2019 list includes:

13 new municipalities with Champagnac le Vieux (43), Publish (74), Saint Gingolph (74), Plouha (22), Torcy (77), Donville les Bains (50), Lougratte (47), Castéra-Verduzan (32) , Rivers (81), La Baule Escoublac (44), Plessé (44), Pornichet (44), Vallauris (06);
8 new marinas with Revin River Stop (08), Port of Carcassonne (11), Port La Baule-Le Pouliguen (44), Ile d’Yeu Marina (85), Port of Garavan (06) ), Old Port of Menton (06), Port of Marina Baie des Anges (06), Port of Sainte Maxime (83).

With 502 labeled sites, France is the third country with the largest number of “Blue Flag” sites behind Spain (672 sites) and Greece (534 sites).

Created in 1985 by Teragir (French Office of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe), the label values ​​each year municipalities and marinas that permanently lead a sustainable tourism development policy and have made application form. In 1987, the European Year of the Environment, the “Blue Flag” became “Blue Flag of Europe” and is now present in 46 countries on all continents.

What are the criteria ?

The criteria of the “Blue Flag” are grouped into 4 large families.

For municipalities and beaches:

Environmental Education
Waste management
Water Management
General environment

For the ports:

Environmental Education
Waste management
Management of the environment
Site Management

What are the constraints?

The “Blue Flag” label is an annual label. It is only awarded for the current year. All flags must be lowered at the end of the summer season (beach monitoring period) or December 31 of the current year for marinas.

When a labeled site must be temporarily closed for accidental non-compliance with one of the criteria (green algae, cyanobacteria, pollution risks, etc.) or used for an event unrelated to the label (funfair, sports competitions), the “Blue Flag” must be lowered until the reopening or the end of the event and the reason for the withdrawal and its duration must be indicated.

Each labeled site is monitored during the season by 4 of Teragir’s auditors. Their mission is to verify that the “Blue Flag” criteria are respected throughout the season and to advise and assist site managers to help them achieve environmental excellence.

The participation fees charged to the candidate municipalities are determined according to the number of permanent inhabitants for a municipality and according to the number of rings for a marina. They are offered for the first application (or if the last application is before 2014).

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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