SOURCE: HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc.

August 15, 2008 08:08 ET

HQS at World's Largest International Food Expo in Hong Kong

"Omojo" Brand Products Debut at Hong Kong Show, August 14th to the 18th, 2008

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - August 15, 2008) - HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (AMEX: HQS) ("HQS" or the "Company"), a leader in toxin-free integrated aquaculture and aquatic product processing including fish byproduct personal healthcare products with operations in Hainan, PRC, today announced that the Company is presenting a range of branded "Omojo" Bio-health products at the Food Expo in Hong Kong, the world's largest exhibition of its kind, August 14th to the 18th, 2008, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Wanchai, Hong Kong. HQS will be located at exhibitor booth 1J13.

The Expo will further introduce the Company's "Omojo" brand to Hong Kong. The brand name builds on a "Mojo" theme that adds an "O" for water (French "eau," or Ocean also Omega 3). "Omojo" is an upbeat theme, bringing the "Magic of O" to its customers while complementing "Value Added Living" for active people of all ages. This introduction of "Omojo" products in Hong Kong follows the brand's initial rollout in San Diego at the "Bio International Show" in June of this year.

Over 500 exhibitors from over 70 countries are expected to draw more than 300,000 people to the Expo. The show further enhances the rollout of HQ's health products launched recently in Hong Kong through Watson's stores.

More information can be found on the Show Web site at http://hkfoodexpo.hktdc.com/index.htm

The "Omojo" product line includes a number of items made by HQS from fish byproducts. Products are made from cartilage extract which improves the immune system, oils that increase the blood's ability to absorb oxygen, vitamins A, D and E, and Omega 3. "Omojo" products target all age groups.

The products are in pill format and in addition to broad health benefits for all consumers (vitamins A, E and D and Omega 3), each product targets particular health benefits for each age group;

--  immune system and bone density improvement from fish cartilage for older
    people,
--  blood oxygen enhancement from fish oils for active adults and AKG and
--  enhanced DHA Omega 3 for the young from fish oils.
    

More products including an anti-wrinkle fish cartilage extract (consumed both as a pill and applied topically) already sold by HQS in China, are expected to be added to the Hong Kong rollout later this year.

About Watsons Stores

Watsons is the largest health and beauty retail chain in Asia operating over 1,550 stores and 1,000 pharmacies in 13 markets -- Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Korea, Turkey, Indonesia, Estonia and Slovenia. In Hong Kong, Watsons currently has over 150 stores and 1,600 employees. See: http://www.aswatson.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. HQS 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. The Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc. (ACC) certified that tilapia processing standards met Best Aquaculture Practices, and the Chinese government gave organic certification to the Company's tilapia production, processing, labeling, marketing and management system. The Company 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 HQS' cooperative aquaculture operations. In addition to headquarters in Seattle, HQ has operational offices in Wenchang, Hainan. The Company's website is: http://www.hqfish.com.

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Contact Information

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