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outcomes | VIDEO

Tips for QGIS from COCKLES project GIS training course
Lead Partner: CETMAR

Description: QGIS is a free and open source GIS tool that can be used to simplify the daily tasks of technical assistant work, per example on Galician guilds. This document contains 10 videos with main tips to use QGIS.

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Trucos para QGIS del curso SIG del proyecto COCKLES
Lead Partner: CETMAR

Description: QGIS is a free and open source GIS tool that can be used to simplify the daily tasks of technical assistant work, per example on Galician guilds. This document contains 10 videos with main tips to use QGIS [Galician version].

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Identification of protein markers of marteiliosis resistance
Lead Partner: CIMA

Description: The cockle fishery of the ria of Arousa collapsed in 2012 due to an unprecedented huge mortality of cockles caused by marteiliosis (infection with the protozoan 'Marteilia cochillia'). This report describes COCKLES project accomplishments in the search for proteomic markers of marteiliosis-resistance.

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outcomes | PPT SLIDES • FINAL CONFERENCE

Session I: COCKLES’ Research Outputs
Lead Partner: All

Description: PPT slides of the communications presented in the first day of COCKLES final conference.

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outcomes | PPT SLIDES • FINAL CONFERENCE

Session II: COCKLES’ Outputs for Policy & Industry
Lead Partner: All

Description: PPT slides of the communications presented in the second day of COCKLES final conference.

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outcomes | PPT SLIDES • FINAL CONFERENCE

Session III: COCKLES reaching out to education
Lead Partner: All

Description: PPT slides of the communications presented in the third day of COCKLES final conference.

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outcomes | BOOK

Parasites and Diseases of the Common Cockle 'Cerastoderma edule'
(available in EN, GL, FR and PT)
Lead Partner: UBx

Description: COCKLES project created a guide with thorough information on each identified pathogen threatening cockle beds along the Atlantic Area. For each pathogenic agent, it is included a map with geographic distribution of prevalence and abundance, indication of individual and population pathogenicity, together with risk assessment and management recommendations.

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Cockle population genetics
Lead Partner: USC

Description: Knowledge on how environmental factors shape the genome of marine species is crucial for sustainable management of fisheries and wild populations. This report describes COCKLES project accomplishments in the i) assessment of cockles genetic diversity in Atlantic Area, (ii) analysis of temporal and geographic genetic structure, (iii) identification of signals of natural selection regarding environmental and biological factors and (iv) definition of operational conservation units (OCUs) for the species.

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Cockle response to stress – Microbiota
Lead Partner: UBx

Description: Knowledge on how environmental factors shape the genome of marine species is crucial for sustainable management of fisheries and wild populations. This report describes COCKLES project accomplishments in the i) assessment of cockles genetic diversity in Atlantic Area, (ii) analysis of temporal and geographic genetic structure, (iii) identification of signals of natural selection regarding environmental and biological factors and (iv) definition of operational conservation units (OCUs) for the species.

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outcomes | GIS APPLICATION

COCKLES Webviewer
Lead Partner: CETMAR

Description: COCKLES webviewer is a GIS application created to facilitate the visualization of results and especially for their application in the management of cockles’ populations in the Atlantic Area. It includes different layers, such as cockle population connectivity and co-occurrence with non-indigenous species.

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COCKLES communication material package
Lead Partner: UAVR

Description: Communication and dissemination strategy of COCKLES project have had special focus on the creation of strong bridges connecting Scientifics, stakeholders, policy makers, students and general public for a better awareness and engagement of all in cockle’s conservation and sustainable production. This document aims to provide a report of all dissemination and communication efforts carried out by the COCKLES consortium over the entire M1-M24 period.

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Dossier with outreach materials and successful stories
Lead Partner: UAVR

Description: Communication and dissemination strategy of this project have had special focus on the creation of strong bridges connecting Scientifics, stakeholders, policy makers, students and general public for a better awareness and engagement of all in cockle’s conservation and sustainable production. This document aims to provide a report of all dissemination and communication efforts carried out by the COCKLES consortium over the entire M1-M38 period, directed to general public and students.

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Field survey of cockle distribution, abundance & population dynamics currently
Lead Partner: UCC

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Description: Cockles are tolerant of a broad range of environmental conditions, populations of this species also regularly experience boom and bust cycles. This report describes the content of a comprehensive baseline study with the following specific aims: assessment of the global distribution of 'C. edule', using data from previously published literature combined with new data collected by partners; record of cockle density at 16 bays, estuaries and lagoons across Europe; examination of the population structure with data collected from 14 cockle beds; calculation of cockle growth from length frequency and shell rings analyses.

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Baseline historical survey of common cockle ('Cerastoderma edule') populations in the Atlantic área
Lead Partner: UCC

Description: 'Cerastoderma edule' is a valuable species to European fisheries. This comprehensive historical study collate all relevant literature in order to examine the global trends of cockle populations. The geographic range, abundance and site influences of cockle populations within the Atlantic Area, including exploited stocks and peripheral non-exploited stocks, were described using publicly available historical datasets.

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Cockle reproductive health
Lead Partner: UCC

Description: To manage cockle beds and guide successful culture and restoration programmes, a strong understanding of reproductive strategies and influencing factors is needed. This report describes the examination of the reproductive health of Atlantic Area (37°N to 55°N in latitude) cockle populations, in the past and present, and at different latitudes.

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Quantifying the ecosystem service benefits that cockles ('Cerastoderma edule') provide to society
Lead Partner: CEH

Description: Less is known about the services provided by cockles than for other shellfish species. This report gathers existing data from the literature alongside new data from experiments and field studies to analyse the provisioning, regulating and cultural services provided by cockles and to quantify these services across the Atlantic Area countries of France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom (Wales) involved in the COCKLES project.

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Settling culture procedures at hatchery and outdoor stages
Lead Partner: IPMA

Description: The findings provided in this report are valuable information on the biology and zoothecnhical aspect of 'Cerastoderma edule', information that is essential to assess its potential for aquaculture. This basic, but crucial information could be a useful tool for aquaculture producers and also constitute an important instrument for develop restocking and selective breeding programs.