Cockles in brine

  • Exhibitor: FRINSA
  • Brand name: Frinsa
  • Sector: CONSERVAS DE MARISCO

“The cockle is a bivalve from the Cardiidae family that lives in salt waters, buried in soft fine sand in tidal areas, and in estuary beds which are rich in nutrients.

It feeds off living organisms which it absorbs by constantly filtering the seawater. It reaches a commercial size after approximately one year. The cockle is caught by hand or using traditional fishing methods (raños).

”“Frinsa cockles are caught only in the Noia Estuary, the origin of the best Galician cockles, which are famous for their flavour and size.

The cockles are purchased in the fish market at the most appropriate moment of each season, and after being subjected to a cleaning process to remove the sand and preserve their characteristic marine flavour, they are selected and canned by hand in uniform layers.”


Frinsa is one of the largest European manufacturers of canned tuna fish and seafood.

The company was founded in Ribeira (Galicia, Spain) in 1961.The company’s main mission is to produce top-quality canned food, focusing its efforts on meeting clients’ expectations in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way. Thanks to this it holds the most important certificates in quality, food safety and the sustainability of fishing resources. Furthermore, it collaborates with the major organisations in the protection of marine resources.

Frinsa is the supplier of the major European chains’ own brands and also manufactures its own brands FRINSA (gourmet) and RIBEIRA.

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