on the Dee Estuary last year was worth PS500,000 to the local economy, compared to an estimated PS1.
The campaign saw special leaflets being distributed around the village, which is the symbolic home of cockling
This includes the Teesside and Hartlepool areas which have been the subject of illegal commercial cockling
in the past.
David Edwell, EAW North Wales area manager, said: "We are determined cockling
in the Dee Estuary remains sustainable and is not threatened by some licensees who disregard the rules.
Since the cockling
beds were made a free for all, the area has resembled an industrial processing plant.
The court heard Lin Liang Ren had also lied to the authorities to obtain cockling
permits for his workers, for which he was asked for National Insurance numbers.
In July, police said they were investigating the possibility that a turf war had broken out between rival cockling
That's why they were cockling
at night, and a lot of the immigrants don't have proper permits.
They have to adhere to a number of regulations such as the type of equipment used, the hours when cockling
can happen and a daily harvesting quota of how many cockles can be harvested.
My dad is a fisherman, so taking part in this cockling
apprenticeship really appealed to me," he said.
This will include illegal cockling
from Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland and adjacent areas.
With the fast tides and sinking sands, cockling
is a potential disaster if not overseen well.
Andrew Brownrigg, Sea Fisheries officer for the area, said the intense cockling
was likely to be short-lived.
ban slapped on the Dee Estuary in Flintshire following a "sharp drop" in cockle stocks will be lifted for an eight-week period.
This will enable cockling
to be controlled with only a limited number of licences.