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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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Natural Resources Wales (NRW) says a "very late and unusual spat fall" means around 600 tonnes of cockles can now be harvested.
Robert Morgan, spokesman for independent cockle-pickers on the Dee cockle beds in North Wales, said they face severe financial hardship from July 1 until December 31, when the ban comes into place.
2 COCKLES are versatile and can be used in a number of recipes.
Mr McCandless says the prime motive for the permanent ban is protection of cockle stocks, plus protecting the public from contracting potentially dangerous stomach bugs from cockles.
Rick Prichard, from Environment Agency Wales which looks after the area, said: "The Dee Estuary cockle fishery plays a vital role in boosting the local economy and providing employment to local fishermen.
A row over illegal cockle fishing along the Solway coast is escalating.
A RIVER which is home to one of the largest cockle fisheries in the UK is being assessed by a specialist body.
The victims were part of a team of cockle pickers organised by the 29-year-old who were caught by the incoming tide on Warton Sands off Hest Bank, Lancashire, in February last year.
The technique was also used to separate curl and cockle in terms of an appropriate length scale, for which several types of filtering and computational techniques were utilized.
A ban on cockle picking in Morecambe Bay, where 23 Chinese people drowned, will come into force at midnight tonight.
Police were last night considering whether criminal charges would be brought against gangmasters involved in an alleged turf war between rival cockle picking gangs.
Some of the cocklers, unaware that they had been abandoned, started working the cockle beds believing the tractors were coming back for them.
Toxin contamination of cockle beds prompted a high level meeting between food safety bosses and the shellfish industry.
It's been incredibly successful and we have a huge following,'' said Jackie Cockle, head of HIT's HOT Animation division in London.
This paper reviews the literature on mangrove cockle fisheries in Nicaragua and Colombia and the ecology and biology of the cockles, and it presents the results of my recent surveys of the cockle fisheries and my biological notes in the remaining cockle-producing countries: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Pica, Panama, Ecuador, and Peru.