Cockles are marine bivalve mollusks that are found in sandy sheltered beaches around the world.

Cockles are usually harvested with handheld rakes in shallow areas which workers can reach on foot.

Workers use small boats and manual dredges to harvest cockles in deeper water.

How to Cook Cockles

Cockles are usually cooked by steaming or roasting. After cooking, the meat can be extracted easily from the shell. Cooked cockles are eaten as-is or used in chowders or other dishes.