SOURCE: HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc.

January 31, 2007 21:17 ET

HQ Sustainable Maritime Featured Tonight on "Business & Beyond" on Chicago's CLTV

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: HQSB) (formerly HQSM), "HQ," a leader in toxin-free integrated aquaculture and aquatic product processing, today announced that CEO Norbert Sporns is featured in the PTGTV educational series, "Business & Beyond," to air to Chicago audiences over CLTV Chicagoland Television each Thursday throughout February 2007, with the first showing tonight.

The segment, part of "Business & Beyond's" Models of Excellence feature, is to be broadcast February 1 (tonight), 8, 15 and 22 at 1:00 AM on CLTV, Chicago's Emmy Award-winning 24-hour news channel, which reaches more than 1.8 million households. CLTV has received numerous regional Emmy, National Press, Associated Press and other awards, recognizing the channel for its programming excellence.

"Business & Beyond" calls attention to HQ in a segment on "Toxin-free aquaculture," part of its Models of Excellence feature. The story, filmed in China and Seattle, highlights HQ's toxin-free vertically integrated Tilapia business. The series also touches on the increased concerns regarding toxins in ocean-sourced products and the solutions that HQ's farmed product can provide.

"We are very pleased that this educational series, produced by PTGTV, continues to bring the story of HQ's toxin-free 'TiLoveYa®' products to large consumer and business audiences throughout the United States," said Mr. Sporns. "Consumers are rightfully concerned about increases in toxicity levels in seafood and need to be informed about what choices exist. 'TiLoveYa®' is a fun brand that addresses the serious need for the lowest toxicity levels possible in food."

PTGTV's "Business & Beyond" program was broadcast in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati in November and December 2006, respectively. In January 2007, it reached audiences in Salt Lake City. It will continue to be broadcast to major U.S. markets throughout 2007.

The company (formerly HQSM) recently completed a 1-for-20 reverse stock split, and has applied and is expected to be listed on the American Stock Exchange by the end of the First Quarter, 2007.

HQ also announced in December 2006 that it has broken ground for the first organic-extruded feed mill in Hainan which will produce 100,000 tons of organic floating feed and is expected to be completed in the Fourth Quarter of 2007.

About PTGTV

PTGTV, since its founding in 1997, has been keeping viewers up-to-date through a variety of ground-breaking, highly successful educational shows. Innovative solutions are being provided to the business and industrial sectors, enhancing the products and services that the end user ultimately receives. "Smart" solutions can change work styles, improve productivity, streamline processes, and give instant access to an unbelievable depth of information. "Business & Beyond" producers work with publishers and editors of well-respected business magazines all over the country along with a distinguished Advisory Board to maintain the show's leadership position with each new season. "Business & Beyond" provides viewers with the very latest news, research, and expert advice on new products and trends. PTGTV continues to push the envelope as producers for "Business & Beyond" work closely with virtually every major player in the technology field... "Business & Beyond" -- it's business at its best! (See www.ptgtv.com)

About HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc.

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. is an integrated aquaculture and aquatic product processing company, with operations based in the environmentally pristine island province of Hainan, in the South China Sea. HQ practices cooperative sustainable aquaculture, using nutraceutically enriched feeds and conducting fish processing and sales. The company is dedicated to sustainable toxin-free methods giving its customers the purest products possible. The Company holds HACCP certification from the U.S. FDA and the EU Code assignment of quality, permitting its products to be sold in these international markets. It owns a nutraceuticals and health products company, which is HACCP certified, and produces and sells products subject to stringent laboratory tests certified by the China Ministry of Health. This plant produces nutraceuticals, which enrich feed used by HQ's cooperative aquaculture operations. In addition to headquarters in Seattle, HQ has operational offices in Haikou, Hainan. (http://www.hqfish.com).

Certain statements in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "future," "may," "will," "would," "should," "plan," "projected," "intend," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (the Company) to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to the Company's ability to: (i) obtain sufficient capital or a strategic business arrangement to fund its expansion plans; (ii) build the management and human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the growth of its business; (iii) competitive factors and developments beyond the Company's control; and (iv) other risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov under "Search for Company Filings."

Consulting For Strategic Growth I, Ltd. ("CFSG") provides HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (HQ) with consulting, business advisory, investor relations, public relations and corporate development services, for which CFSG receives a fixed monthly fee for the duration of the agreement. Independent of CFSG's receipt of cash compensation from HQ, CFSG may choose to purchase the common stock of the company and thereafter sell those shares at any time it deems appropriate to do so.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Norbert Sporns
    Chief Executive Officer
    HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries Inc.
    Tel: 206-621-9888
    Fax: 206-621-0318
    Email Contact

    Stan Wunderlich, CEO
    Consulting For Strategic Growth 1
    Tel: 1-800-625-2236
    Fax: 212-337-8089
    Email: Email Contact

    Daniel Stepanek
    Media Relations
    CFSG1
    Tel: 212-896-1202
    Fax: 212-697-0910
    Email Contact