SOURCE: HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries Inc.

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries Inc.

October 12, 2010 08:08 ET

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. Announces Lillian's Healthy Gourmet Meals Are Now Available in Select Whole Foods Market and Food City Locations

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (NYSE Amex: HQS) ("HQS" or the "Company"), a leading producer of functional, sustainable Tilapia biomass, including fish and personal healthcare products, today announced Lillian's Healthy Gourmet meals are now available in 33 Whole Foods Market and 106 Food City locations as part of the Company's retail supermarket chain rollout plan in North America.

The Company offers a variety of over six gourmet seafood meals in each of the supermarket chains, including Lillian's Healthy Gourmet Sweet Chili Citrus, Orange Miso, Lemon Ginger, Orange Rosemary, Bacon Carbonara, and Cajun style Tilapia meals, as well as Lillian's Healthy Gourmet Gluten-Free Spicy Green Curry and Roasted Tomato Tilapia meals. Lillian's Healthy Gourmet meals will also feature marinated tilapia fillets in Moroccan, Singapore, Thai, and Southwest flavors.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to distribute the highest quality gluten-free, all-natural meals to our consumers through the world's leader in natural and organic foods with Whole Foods Markets and through one of the largest independent grocery store chains in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee with Food City," stated Norbert Sporns, HQ Sustainable's President and Chief Executive Officer. "This supermarket rollout is just the beginning of Lillian's Healthy Gourmet's North America retail store expansion. We will continue to work with our sales and marketing team to expand Lillian's Healthy Gourmet consumer brand awareness and long-term distribution relationships in North America in the coming months."

The Company also offers 16 Lillian's Healthy Gourmet seafood meals on HQS continues to deliver to its customers the highest quality gluten-free meals directly from the producer, to create the least processed, most flavorful natural foods.

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 its 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. In addition to headquarters in Seattle, HQ has operational offices in Wenchang, Hainan. The Company's website is:

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