SOURCE: HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc.

February 20, 2007 08:18 ET

HQ Sustainable Rolls Out Two New Flavored Value-Added "TiLoveYa" Products

Products to Be Showcased at the New Product Showcase Competition at the Boston Seafood Show

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: HQSB), the leader in toxin-free integrated aquaculture and aquatic product processing, announced today that it is introducing two new value-added products: "Blackened TiLoveYa™" and "Lemon Dill TiLoveYa™."

HQ's focus groups and flavor development alliances have shown the "Blackened" (Cajun-inspired) and "lemon dill" flavors to have a full spectrum of consumer acceptance. The product is of interest equally to leading service industry distributors and retailers alike. HQ expects to announce this flavor product roll out into major national retail and service industry chains during the Boston Seafood Show. These new HQ products are so superior that they have been selected for the Boston Seafood new product competition, which will take place during the annual Boston Seafood show March 11 - 13, 2007 - Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, MA, USA (See http://www.bostonseafood.com/07/public/MainHall.aspx?sortMenu=101000)

Unlike almost all other fillet products, HQ's products are made exclusively from fresh "TiLoveYa™" Tilapia to which the natural flavor ingredients are added, then individually quick frozen to preserve flavors, juiciness and appearance. Others use Tilapia or Pollock fillets which have been defrosted once or even twice before adding favor and freezing again, a process which has been shown to substantially reduce the quality of the product.

Bob Emel, HQ's Head of Retail sales, said, "These new flavor products enhance the already superior products produced by HQ and give consumers the flavors they love with the once frozen quality that only HQ can deliver."

Trond Ringstad, Executive VP Marketing and Sales of HQ, said, "Expanding our product line to include high quality, wholly natural, sustainable, value-added toxin-free products is not only interesting to our buyers but also it is increasingly seen as a moral obligation to buy sustainable products that can help save our oceans, our planet, for future generations."

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

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    Norbert Sporns
    Chief Executive Officer
    HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc.
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    Stan Wunderlich
    CEO
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    Daniel Stepanek
    Media Relations
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