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cockles

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His partner Katie Arrowsmith, 30, also of North Street, admitted an aid and abet charge by transporting the cockles, and she was fined PS105 with PS1,230 costs and the PS20 surcharge.
Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton councils say they are not aware of any sales of suspect cockles in their area.
FISHERIES chiefs have closed cockle beds in Merseyside.
Alan Winstone, environment manager for the agency, said: "The cockles in the Dee are absolutely vital, both for migrating birds and fishermen who rely on them for a large part of their income.
It was only four years ago that a 12-month ban on cockle picking, because of fears of a shellfish bug at Burry Inlet, near Llanelli, was lifted.
Cockles can be sold on the domestic market but are a delicacy in France and Spain, where they fetch huge prices.
On these beaches we have got cockles to the value of up to half a million pounds at any one time and lorries there to export them to Spain and other places.
We use a rake to bring the cockles to the surface and then a riddle, a type of sieve, to measure them for legal size.
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.
He said: "Regulations came into force several years ago in a bid to prevent gangs taking the cockles; 50 of us were taken on as sustainable fishermen and we have been handgathering the cockles since and gather 5,000 tonnes of cockles annually.