SOURCE: HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries Inc.

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries Inc.

March 09, 2011 08:08 ET

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. to Participate in the Natural Products Expo West Trade Show

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (NYSE Amex: HQS) ("HQS" or the "Company"), a leader in the production and marketing of health products derived from marine based raw materials as well as Tilapia resulting from vertically integrated operations, today announced it will participate in Natural Products Expo West Trade Show on Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

Natural Products Expo West is the world's largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show with 56,000 industry professionals from across the globe. See http://www.expowest.com.

About HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc.

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. ("HQS") is a leader in the production and marketing of health products derived from marine based raw materials as well as Tilapia resulting from vertically integrated operations. HQS practices cooperative farming of sustainable aquaculture, produces all-natural enriched feeds, Tilapia value added products and health products. The Company markets its nutraceutical and health products, including its "Omojo" branded health products through retail and franchise sales in China. Some of these products are now being introduced to the United States. The World Brand Laboratory and also the China Health Care Association have recognized these as China leading Health product brands.

The Company produces and sells certified, value added Seafood products, including "Gluten Free" "Lillian's Healthy Gourmet" products in the United States through its Seattle based affiliate. US based sales have been expanded to include "Omojo" health products.

The Company's subsidiaries hold GMP certification from China. HACCP certification from the U.S. FDA and the EU Code assignment of quality, permitting its products to be sold in international markets. It has also achieved the ISO 9001 quality management system standards certification and the ISO 22000 certification for quality in food safety. HQS tilapia farming, processing and feed manufacturing standards met Best Aquaculture Practices, the new Global G.A.P., the Global Partnership for Good Agriculture Practice, and 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 and Sales and Marketing offices in Seattle, Newport Beach, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanning, Changsha, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Sanya, Zhuhai, Hong Kong, Wenchang and Haikou. The Company's website is www.hqfish.com; with subsidiary products marketing web sites at www.omojohealthusa.com; www.lillianshealthygourmet.com; www.oudun.cc/; www.fishbao.net/; www.jiahuabio.com.

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