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cockles

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The principal areas for harvesting cockles are the mangrove swamps surrounding Bahia Chismuyo and those continuous with it to the south and west that border on the Bahia de La Union near the El Salvadorean border.
However, as some of the cockle beds are very dense in places NRW is concerned that larger cockles could be pushed to the surface and start to dieoff.
Mr Davies said: "The cocklers are desperate to get answers about why the cockles start dying once they get to a year old.
But we warn that the quality of water at Hartlepool has not been established and that eating cockles gathered from the Tees estuary could result in serious stomach problems - which can be fatal in children and the elderly.
The North West Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority (NWIFCA) closed the beds in Southport and Leasowe because there were insufficient adult cockles.
Molluscs dredged as surge in population stifles cockles A DRIVE to boost the number of species in the River Dee estuary and preserve vital cockle beds is currently underway by Environment Agency Wales.
The mass death of 6,000 tonnes of cockles at Burry Port has blighted the shellfish industry in West Wales for the second time in recent years.
A GANG of Chinese immigrants face deportation after being arrested for picking cockles on a Scots beach.
Local people have gathered cockles on the beach for generations but there have recently been concerns about the arrival of hundreds of pickers, many from outside the area, said Mr Wicks.
As we took his Range Rover over the mud flats of the estuary, he explained: "My family have been hand-picking cockles in the same way for hundreds of years.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) had initially shut the beds for the entire season, but later lifted the ban for an eightweek period after a "very late and unusual spat fall" meant around 600 tonnes of cockles could be harvested.
For generations "the cockle women of Penclawdd", each with their donkey, their cram, scrap and riddle, would be out on the sands in all weathers harvesting the plump, tasty cockles which have become part of Wales' culinary tradition, forming the basis of the famous Welsh breakfast of cockles, bacon and laverbread.