About us

The Crustacean Industry Welfare Hub (CIWH) provides information and resources to help seafood companies improve welfare standards for decapod crustaceans in their supply chain.

Since decapod crustaceans – such as crabs, lobsters, prawns/shrimp and nephrops – were recognised as sentient in UK law in April 2022, consumer and industry expectations for decapod welfare standards have been increasing. The Hub supports businesses in all sectors, throughout the sea to plate journey, to review their management and working practices in order to understand and meet these expectations.

The Hub has been developed by Crustacean Compassion, which works for the humane treatment and legal protection of decapod crustaceans in the food supply chain and beyond.