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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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Cockling 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 gangs.
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.
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.
A cockling 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.