Cockle

Cerastoderma edule


The common cockle (Cerastoderma edule) is a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Cardiidae, the cockles. The common cockle is widely distributed in Europe’s coastal lagoons. Cockle consumption by humans in Europe has been found to date back to prehistoric times. At the present it is still considered a delicacy and eaten in much of its range. Lenger seafoods sources cockles from the Netherlands, UK, France, Ireland and Denmark. Cockles play an important ecological role in coastal habitats and the cockle fisheries in Europe are strictly regulated. Several European cockle fisheries are MSC certified. Fishing methods may vary per fishing area from hand raking to hydraulic dredging. Dutch and French cockles are generally hand raked as well as cockles from the UK’s west coast. Cockles are de-sanded and processed in the modern Lenger Seafoods facilities in the UK and the Netherlands. Various presentations are available:



Cockles, Berberechos, Coques
Cerastoderma edule
FAO 27

Presentation : Packaging format
Fresh Alive : Net, Tray
IQF Raw Shell on : Bulk, Poly Bag
IQF Cooked Meat : Bulk, Poly Bag
Chilled Cooked Meat : MAP
Preserved : Can
Juice : Can, Bottle, Pouch