Common cockle Cerastoderma edule © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book
The Burry Inlet cockle industry has largely existed in the same way since the 1800s with individuals raking and collecting them at low tide. Originally fished by women using donkeys, they were displaced by men who left heavy industry and used horse and cart. Cooked cockles with vinegar are a popular snack in the UK. Try some of our sustainable cockle recipes below!
Where to buy sustainable cockles
MSC-labelled cockles are mainly sold locally. However, they are also sold to UK retailers, and some are exported to Spain, Holland, France and Portugal.
Use our where to buy search to find shops and restaurants selling sustainable cockles near you.