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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 lucrative cockling season was due to open on July 1, but following a drop in numbers it was decided to close the beds for the whole of the year.
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.
Mr Roberts told Flintshire magistrates' court at Mold that, in October of last year, four men were seen cockling in the estuary near Greenfield.
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.
He also slammed officials from Natural Resources Wales saying he believes that they are not doing enough to tackle illegal cockling.
THREE men have been arrested for alleged illegal cockling on the River Dee.