JFK recognizes the important role that primary producers play in protecting ocean ecosystems and maintaining sustainable productivity, and is taking voluntary steps in several areas to help preserve the ocean environment.
JFK focuses on four areas of environmental responsibility: stocks, transparency, CO2 reduction, and prevention.
JFK only fishes in regulated stocks as specified by the Faroese government, and has an open record of where its ships have sailed and how much catch is in their hulls at any time. The company is also in the constant process of replacing heavy equipment with lighter models, reducing energy use and CO2 emissions.
To prevent damage to ocean ecosystems, JFK has replaced its bottom-dragging trawls with new rolling models, and is mindful to have appropriately large trawl mesh and sieves so that immature fish do not come aboard.