Profile updated on 22 September 2016
Common edible cockle
The genetic structure of Cerastoderma edulis suggests two separated populations between the southwestern (Iberian and Scottish) and northern (North Sea and Scandinavian) groups of populations in the northeast Atlantic.
However, another study revealed the existence of significant genetic structure in the southern groups; all but one locality from the Iberian Peninsula were genetically homogeneous, while more remote localities from France, The Netherlands, and Scotland were significantly different from all other localities (Krakau et al. 2012 ; Martínez et al. 2013).
This fishery entered full assessment by the Marine Stewardship Council system in February 2015. Click here to link to the MSC fishery page and to learn more about the MSC fishery.
This fishery was recertified by the Marine Stewardship Council system in January 2015. Click here to link to the MSC fishery page and to learn more about the MSC fishery certification unit.
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Last updated on 20 December 2018
No related FIPs
MSC Recertified on 7 January 2010
Principle Level Scores:
|Principle 1 – Target Species: Mussels||86.3|
|Principle 1 – Target Species: Cockles||84.2|
|Principle 2 - Ecosystem: Mussels||88.0|
|Principle 2 - Ecosystem: Cockels||82.7|
|Principle 3 – Management System||91.0|
Certification Type: Bronze