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Crustacean Compassion is a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation dedicated to the humane treatment of decapod crustaceans such as lobsters, crabs and prawns, based on scientific evidence of their sentience. We are a small team of animal welfare professionals, and our work is grounded in scientific evidence and ethical reasoning. 


Despite our small size we are well-respected in NGO and political circles for our reasoned, determined and creative approach. We raise public awareness of the sentience of decapod crustaceans, work with food businesses to implement changes to their practices and we put pressure on the Government to make the necessary changes to the law. We have received significant public and political attention which has prompted widespread media coverage and are in regular engagement with relevant government departments.

Now is an exciting time to join Crustacean Compassion!
We recently achieved ground-breaking success with the first inclusion of decapods in animal welfare legislation – the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act of 2022. Following this first major milestone, we are experiencing one of our busiest and most exciting periods of development as the team expands and we take forward new opportunities to improve the welfare of these fascinating animals. Join us! 

Read on for more information on our current vacancies. 

Economic Research Consultant

We are looking for an experienced research consultant with expertise and industry access to be able to conduct market research into the UK shellfish market.


We want to investigate the financial benefits and challenges that would result for seafood supply chain businesses through the adoption of higher animal welfare policies for decapods as specified by Crustacean Compassion. This research project should explore the specific economic impacts (positive and negative)that such policies would have on businesses throughout the supply chain.

Duration: To be completed by 31 March 2023,with an earlier completion date much preferred.


Fee: The total budget available is £9,000.


Location: Remote working within the UK.


Closing date: 23:59 on 13 Nov 2022

Interview Dates: Interviews will take place online over Microsoft Teams between 16 and 25 Nov 2022

Application Details: Interested and qualified candidates should submit a CV and covering letter to, detailing suitability for the post and stating when you may be able to take up the position if offered. Please include your daily quote for the work within the budget and time allowed.

Download the Job Description and  Recruitment Pack