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Morocco Acquired 30 Blue Flags for the 2022 Season

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28 beaches and two marinas will hoist this summer the international Blue Flag label, awarded by the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasna, and the International Foundation for Education in Environment (FEE).

The Atlantic coast has 22 labeled beaches, and the Mediterranean coast has eight beaches and two marinas. In the Marinas category, Marina Smir joined Saidia this year.

It should be remembered that the marina won the Blue Flag four years ago and paved the way for this demanding certification, which requires compliance with 26 criteria in six categories, such as water quality in the port area, information – communication, and especially the treatment of waste. This last criterion requires the treatment of draining liquids, diesel, and household waste from boats, and the construction of a storage room for dangerous products before their evacuation to a treatment company.

46 beaches had applied for this label recognized by summer visitors. But only 28 were able to meet the demanding criteria.

Note that this is a significant increase compared to summer 2021 (26 beaches and a marina), and summer 2020, marked by the health constraints of Covid-19. Two new beaches appear in the labeled beaches: Marina Smir Est, and Al Minaa. With 28 beaches, Morocco ranks first in the Arab world and second in Africa.