Nomination by H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta
On October 5th, "Raise the Flag for the Oceans" campaign has officially started at the Golden Bay beach in Malta, launched by H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, who has nominated H.E. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, to continue with concrete measures of extracting plastic and other marine waste from the ocean in Portugal.
The concept of "Raise the Flag for the Oceans" campaign is based on cleaning up the beach or marine area that has been chosen by the President or Prime Minister. This area will be cleaned by WhiteFlag International Diving Inspectors, and once the marine area is completely free from plastic and other marine debris, the White Flag will be risen, together with the nomination of another President or Prime Minister that will choose to clean one specific marine area or beach in nominated country.