Shelled cockles are unbelievably convenient compared with whole. But sometimes you want to make a statement. So here you go but please note...
These are very difficult to process. Only The Fish Society would sell this item. The edges of the shells tend to crumble if you don't handle them carefully. And if you can't cope with a bit of grit inside, we suggest you move on. We have discovered that a grit-free firm-shelled frozen cockle is a fantasy.
But they look great and make a statement. And of grit, there is truly only a bit.
Sustainability - our rating 6/10
Our cockles come from the Wadden Sea (the section of the North Sea bordering Holland and Denmark plus a bit of Germany) and from Limfjord in northern Denmark. In both areas, there is plenty fishing activity monitoring by academic and fisheries organisations, with non-fishing months and quotas to prevent radical overfishing. However, there has been no formal endorsement by the Marine Stewardship Council or similar bodies. There is some concern about how climate change might affect stocks (as is the case with most shellfish).
UK- dpd - Courier
|Saturday & Sunday||+£3.50|
*We use Royal Mail Special Delivery, which costs £26.60.
UK Royal Mail - Only tins & Jars
|2nd class|| |
2-4 day delivery
|1st class|| |
1-2 day delivery
We are not currently shipping internationally.
|Frozen||Stored frozen at -22C|
|Chilled||Stored at 2-5C|
|Ambient||Stored at room temperature|
|The area where the fish was caught or farmed|
|Wild or Farmed|
|Wild||Fish that are caught from their natural habitat|
|Organic||Organically farmed and certified by the soil association|
|Farmed||Fish that have been bred on a commercial fish farm|
|Raw||This product has not been cooked in any way|
|Cooked||This product has been cooked, and is ready to eat|
|Cured||This product has been smoked or otherwise preserved|
|Reheat||This product has been prepared and only needs to be heated up to eat.|
|Hand pole & line||Caught using the traditional fishing rod and line|
|Longline||Caught using a long line that has baited hooks and floats attached along its length|
|Dived||Hand caught using divers|
|Foraged||Caught by foraging along the beach|
|Pots & Traps||Caught using stationary pots or traps that are placed along the ocean floor.|
|Dredges||Caught using a net with a heavy steel frame that is dragged along the ocean floor.|
|Gill netting||Caught using a curtain of netting that hangs in the water using floats. Usually does not touch the ocean floor.|
|Seine net||Caught using a ring of netting in the open ocean with floats at the top and pinched at the bottom.|
|Trawled||Caught using a large fishing net dragged behind a fishing boat|
|Netted||Caught using any of the types of netting|
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