SOURCE: HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries Inc.

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries Inc.

January 07, 2010 16:08 ET

HQ Sustainable Maritime to Present at Two Investor Conferences in January

Cowen & Company 8th Annual Consumer Conference and the 12th Annual ICR XChange Conference

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (NYSE Amex: HQS) ("HQS" or the "Company"), a leading producer of functional, sustainable Tilapia biomass, including fish byproducts and personal healthcare products, announced today that Norbert Sporns, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eugene Hill, the Company's Executive Vice President of Finance, will present at the following investor conferences.

The Cowen & Company 8th Annual Consumer Conference will be held at the Westin Times Square Hotel in New York, NY. HQ Sustainable Maritime's investor presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. (EST).

The 12th Annual ICR Xchange Conference will be held at the St. Regis Hotel in Dana Point, CA. HQ Sustainable Maritime's investor presentation is scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:50 p.m. (PST).

A live audio webcast of the Cowen & Company and ICR presentations will be accessible through the Company's investor relations section of the website at An archived edition of the presentation, as well as a replay of the audio section, will be available until Friday, February 12, 2010 on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at

About HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc.

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. is a leader in the production and marketing of functional, sustainable, biomass products focused on Tilapia aquaculture through vertically integrated operations. HQS practices cooperative farming of sustainable aquaculture, using all-natural enriched feeds. The Company produces and sells wholesale feed products as well as retail focused nutraceutical and health products including Omojo branded health products through direct and franchise sales in China. Additionally, the Company produces and sells Lillian's Healthy Gourmet Meals and other fish products in the United States. The Company conducts fish processing, production and sales with operations based in the island province of Hainan, in the South China Sea. The Company holds HACCP and GMP certification from the U.S. FDA and the EU Code assignment of quality, permitting its products to be sold in these international markets. It has also achieved the ISO 9001 quality management system standards certification and the ISO 22000 certification for quality in food safety. The Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc. certified that HQS tilapia farming and processing standards met Best Aquaculture Practices and Moody International Certification Ltd. The Company's certified co-op farming and processing are in conformity with the new Global G.A.P., the Global Partnership for Good Agriculture Practice, standards for Tilapia. The Chinese government gave organic certification to the Company's tilapia processing, production, labeling, marketing and management system. A new Feed Mill has been completed producing principally Tilapia feed and is capable of 100,000 MT annual production. In addition to headquarters in Seattle, HQ has operational offices in Wenchang, Hainan. The Company's website is:

Contact Information


    Investor Relations
    Katie Turner
    Integrated Corporate Relations, Inc.
    Email Contact