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cockle

1. a dermatitis of sheep consisting of inflammatory nodules, especially on the neck and shoulders. The cause is thought to be parasitic.
2. see agrostemma.
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Tim Jones, NRW executive director for operations, said: "We know this will come as a blow to licensees who make a living from the cockle beds, but despite our best efforts the unexpected drop in stock levels this year has left us with no choice but to close the beds.
5 SOME 10 species of cockles live in the coastal waters of Britain.
The permanent ban, which will remain in place until August 31 2013, is to protect limited cockle stocks and to stop over-exploitation.
There are 50 licensed cockle pickers who must adhere to strict operating procedures and gather no more than 300kg of cockles every day.
Not only does this raise serious health risks, it also ruins any possibility of nurturing a sustainable cockle population.
David Edwell, area manager for EAW, said: "Passing an independent MSC assessment of the cockle beds will be testament to the new licensing system we have introduced on the efforts of the cocklers.
He was controlling the cockle pickers, he was responsible for them, and he had completely failed to take proper care for their safety as they worked in the cold and dark.
The North Western and North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee made the decision after it reported that numbers of both adult and juvenile cockles were low.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency says there have been 16 cockle picker rescues this year.
It's a race to see who can get out and rake up their version of gold - cockles - every day.
Food Standards Agency chairman Sir John Krebs met representatives of the Shellfish Association of Great Britain to discuss the problem which has closed cockle beds in the Burry Inlet, Gower Peninsula, the Thames Estuary, and the Wash.