SOURCE: Talisman Holdings, Inc.

December 21, 2010 08:00 ET

AOP Organic Fish Fertilizer Certified as Safe

SPRINGFIELD, OH--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) -  AOP Worldwide, a subsidiary of Talisman Holdings (PINKSHEETS: TMHO), announces that its organic fish fertilizer has received important regulatory recognition. It has been certified safe by the OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute). Also, it has been certified A as an input by the Biological Farmers of Australia and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia.

AOP Worldwide is the only fish based fertilizer that is a by-product of fresh processing of fish aimed at human consumption, and is manufactured under strict federal guidelines.

In the past, there have been advantages in using manufactured chemical fertilizers. However, as we now realize, this has been at the expense of the environment and depletion of many soil elements. The continued application of only concentrated chemicals on the soil has reduced much of the biological life that contributes to the efficient utilization of many plant nutrients.

AOP Worldwide fish hydrolysate is an all organic, highly nutritional protein fertilizer, made utilizing naturally occurring enzymes present in fresh fish. It is produced using a cold process employing enzymes (natural biological catalysts) which break down fish, or fish frames (the part left after the fillet is removed for human consumption) to simpler protein complexes. This process is called hydrolysis.

No synthetic materials are mixed into the fish hydrolysate, and the only manipulation the product undergoes is grinding and hydrolysis. This process yields a stable, non-odorous, liquid fertilizer that is an easy to use, safe product. The nitrogen in AOP's fish fertilizer is derived from fish protein in the form of amino acids which when added to the soil; slowly break down into basic nitrogen compounds. While a percentage of nitrogen becomes soluble due to the nature of the manufacturing process, no inorganic nitrogen has been added.

AOP Worldwide hydrolyzed fish fertilizer does no biological damage to the soil and will promote the growth of beneficial bacteria making the soil less compact and better able to drain, yet hold moisture better for future plant use as it is needed. With our cold process, the vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and growth hormones are not damaged or destroyed. Because no proteins are removed, the nutrients remain in the soil longer, and lower N-P-K rates can be used to meet or exceed the results obtained by chemicals with much higher rates. In addition to being approved for use in organic agriculture and home and garden use, and certified as safe by the review and listing authorities, other advantages to using hydrolyzed fish fertilizer are that it rebuilds soil, gives excellent plant growth with increased yields, and is made from a renewable aquatic resource.

"These certifications affirm our objectives of helping to feed the world in a safe, responsible manner, while recognizing our obligations to future generations. We appreciate and understand our responsibilities as a world leader in our field," stated David Long, Company President.

About Talisman Holdings:

Talisman Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TMHO) is a highly innovative holding company built on the belief that the world's greatest potential for financial growth lies in emerging companies. Talisman Holdings finds undervalued small and microcap businesses with breakthrough products, services and technologies and delivers the equity, financial guidance, strategic counsel, consulting and business functions they need in order to succeed in the public marketplace. Taking an ownership or equity stake in standout emerging growth companies creates assets and drives shareholder value for Talisman Holdings and the diversified holding company organizational structure and range of industries provides diversity of risk. For more information please visit Talisman's website at

About Advanced Organic Products Worldwide:

Advanced Organic Products Worldwide (AOP Worldwide), a wholly owned subsidiary of Talisman Holdings, is dedicated to enhancing the value of the Company by becoming a world leader in the safe nourishment of crops, people and the environment. Presently, it is focused on marketing a revolutionary organic fertilizer which is of value to users and the environment. The Company is deeply concerned with global well being. Its future will be linked with earth friendly projects. The spirit of the Company is to be involved with the kind of undertakings that make a difference in everyday life... where creative scientific knowledge is transferred to practical, real world results and benefits. Interested parties are encouraged to visit the corporate website at


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Contact Information

  • For more information contact us at:
    Talisman Holdings, Inc.
    3035 Colony Lane
    Springfield, OH 45503
    Phone/fax (937) 342-0383

    AOP Worldwide
    3035 Colony Lane
    Springfield, OH 45503
    Phone/fax (937) 342-0383