Certifier : 
Control Union Pesca Ltd
Certified status : 
Certified since : 
02 Mar 2018
Certificate expires : 
01 Mar 2023


The fishery operates in Poole Harbour, Dorset, England. Cockle fishing has occurred in Poole since the 1900s and managed under Poole Harbour Fishery orders. The Manila or Japanese carpetshell clam was introduced to Poole Harbour in 1988 and has become naturalised. Since 1994 there has been a licensed fishery for the clams. 

Both species are harvested using a "pump-scoop" dredge operated from boats working during daylight high tides. 

Image © Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority