SOURCE: HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries Inc.

January 31, 2008 09:30 ET

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries to Present at Southwest Securities Conference

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2008) - HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (AMEX: HQS) ("HQS" or the "Company"), a leader in toxin-free integrated aquaculture and aquatic product processing with operations in Hainan, PRC, today announced that the company will make a presentation to investors at the Southwest Securities Investors Conference at the Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas, TX on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008.

HQ's president and CEO Norbert Sporns will present an overview of the company's operations, current market positioning and growth strategies, as well as its recent achievements, which include certifications from the ACC and an "organic" rating from the People's Republic of China.

The conference is by invitation only. Attendees represent over $6 billion in institutional funds, according to event organizers.

A copy of the HQ presentation is available on the company website:

http://www.hqfish.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 co-operative 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 and GMP certified, and produces and sells products subject to stringent laboratory tests certified by the China Ministry of Health. This GMP certified plant produces nutraceuticals, which enrich feed used by HQ's cooperative aquaculture operations. In addition to headquarters in Seattle, HQ has operational offices in Wenchang, Hainan (http://www.hqfish.com).

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries
    Norbert Sporns
    Chief Executive Officer
    Phone: 206 621-9888
    Email: Email Contact

    CCG Elite Investor Relations
    Crocker Coulson
    President
    Phone: 646 213-1915
    Email: Email Contact