Fears for cockle industry future due to decline
A multi-million pound project will try and establish the cause of cockle deaths in a Carmarthenshire estuary.
Cockle beds on the Burry Inlet, near Llanelli, have been dying off every summer for the past 10 years.
The exact cause is unknown and a previous study proved "inconclusive".
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will work with Bangor University experts and other UK research centres as part of the Europe-wide investigation into the unexplained cockle deaths.
Ashley Jones, owner of Selwyn's Seafood - one of Wales' biggest cockle processors - has raised fears for the future of the cockle industry.
20 Jun 2017