Cerastoderma Edule

For many years, Cockles have been sold alongside Winkles and Whelks, as a quintessentially British, seaside snack. This shellfish can be enjoyed raw or steamed until their heart-shaped, ribbed shells open up. Equally, their salty flavour works well when used in soups, risottos or a delicious seafood paella.

Typically, these bivalve molluscs are available all around the world, as they prefer to burrow in estuarine and subtidal habitats with soft mud and fine sand sediments. Within this environment, Cockles cleverly filter water in search of plankton and other organic matter to feed on.  What’s more, since Cockles can be harvested all year around, the Cockle industry is worth an impressive £20 million per year.





Got a question?

Send us your queries using the quick form below and a member of our sales team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Mark Area Sales Manager
  • Get in touch

Values which drive us


Many of our team have been in the industry since they were old enough to hold a filleting knife. Our collective experience of over 200 years in the fish & seafood industry has allowed us to establish relationships with major suppliers, which means we’re able to source the highest quality produce available for our customers all year round. From the production team, to our drivers, to the skippers and crews who go out daily and catch our fish for market, it’s the passion, skill and knowledge of our people that make My Fish Company the go-to supplier for many chefs throughout the North West.


Fish & seafood is at the heart of everything we do here at My Fish Company. Chefs will spend a lifetime satisfying their passion for food, creating dishes of expression & excellence. Our products are predominantly sourced in UK waters by UK vessels. We have strong connections in Shetland, Scrabster, Peterhead, Brixham & Newlyn. We also source some of our sustainable white fish from well-managed fisheries in Iceland and Norway. We only supply fresh fish in the truest sense of the word to ensure our seafood takes pride of place on every single plate.


We take great pride in what we do. Providing good, honest, fresh fish to our customers is something that we are genuinely passionate about. Exceeding our customer’s expectations is what drives us and this reflects in everything that we do. We’re committed to being the best and delivering the best to our customers. We have the highest calibre of specialists in sourcing, husbandry and preparation who possess a real love and passion for both our product and our industry.

Got a question?

Call our team direct and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

01253 779813