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Synonyms for cockle

common edible European bivalve

common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs

stir up (water) so as to form ripples

to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

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The NEIFC authority rushed through an emergency fisheries bylaw to put an immediate halt to the cockle-picking after receiving an anonymous tip-off.
Cockler Thomas Haydn Hughes says the industry is in a 'catastrophic siuation' * Cockle-picking at Burry Port in March 1968 * According to experts, around pounds 70m worth of cockles have been lost in the past 10 years in South Wales
1 year ago GANGS of Chinese migrants sparked a serious risk to the public's health by cockle-picking on Teesside.
There were literally hundreds of parked cars on the sand either side of Le Passage, and people in wellies, with shovels and buckets cockle-picking.
Shellfish fisherman Glyn Hyndman is a fifth-generation cockler who is keeping alive the traditional art of cockle-picking that dates back to Roman times.
The Long Walk, a response to the cockle-picking tragedy at Morecambe Bay in February, 2004, will be performed at the Great Hall of Hope University on the same day.
He was behind a massive operation that brought illegals to the UK and put them to work in the lucrative cockle-picking industry.
The incident has prompted renewed calls for greater regulation of the cockle-picking industry.
But safety campaigners say it highlights yet again the need for better regulation of the cockle-picking industry in Morecambe Bay.
WE exclusively revealed how gangs of Chinese migrants had sparked a serious risk to the public's health by cockle-picking on Teesside.
And a lingering turf war over Liverpool cockle-picking bosses is a persistent whisper from some within Chinatown.
However cockle-picking in the West Wales waterway has been deemed not only sustainable, but is also carried out using responsible techniques according the charity.