Live Dorset cockles


Our fresh live cockles come direct from Poole Harbour in Dorset. Cockles are very versatile and can be used in many different types of dishes. They offer a real taste of the sea with their fresh, salty aroma.




*Live shellfish experience water loss once packed as their shells open - this means weights will vary

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  • Provenance

    Our cockles are from The Poole Harbour Clam & Cockle Fishery in Dorset which is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Poole Bay is the second largest natural harbour in the world. More details

  • How should I store my shellfish?

    Live shellfish (without shells removed) should be stored in open containers in the fridge, loosely covered with clean, damp paper towels or cloths to prevent them from drying out. The optimum storage temperature is 4-8°C. Temperatures of 1°C or lower (especially freezing temperatures less than 0°C) can kill shellfish.


    Do not store shellfish:

    In airtight containers (boxes or bags) because they need to breathe

    In water or directly on ice since the fresh water may drown them



    Discard mussels, oysters, clams or any other live shellfish if their shells crack or break

    Discard any shellfish if the shells are open and do not close when you tap them - live shellfish will "clam up" if their shells are tapped