Cockles - whole
500g / 1 bag

Cockles - whole

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500g / 1 bag ( 10+ available )

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Product Information

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).

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Price per kilo £14.40/kg



Delivery Info

UK- dpd - Courier

Basket Charges
Over £50 FREE
Under £50 £6.50
Under £20 £8.90


  • Order by 12 noon for next day delivery
  • You choose the date
  • Delivery Monday to Sunday
  • No signature required 


Surcharge Type Charge
Saturday & Sunday +£3.50
1pm Delivery +5.00
Remote Postcodes* +£20.00

*We use Royal Mail Special Delivery, which costs £26.60. 

UK Royal Mail - Only tins & Jars

Service Charges Details
2nd class

from £3.20

2-4 day delivery

1st class

from £3.80

1-2 day delivery


Northern Ireland

We are not currently shipping to Northern Ireland 


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.


Catch Method
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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