Seychelles is the first Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) in the Indian Ocean to be awarded the White Flag certification for having clean seas. 

The island nation’ first White Flag was on Saturday put on Beau Vallon beach – a popular beach with visitors – in the north of the main island of Mahe.  The White Flag indicates that the zone is one among the world’s first Certified Safe Marine Areas.

The certification recognises the beach as having been physically cleaned from plastic and other marine debris….
Source: Seychelles News Agency