SOURCE: HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc.

June 16, 2008 19:11 ET

HQS to Exhibit at 2008 BIO International Convention

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (AMEX: HQS) ("HQS" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated aquatic product producer, processor and distributor of toxin free tilapia, and processor and distributor of marine-bio products with operations in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that the Company will participate in the 2008 BIO International Convention at the San Diego Convention Center held June 17-20, 2008 in San Diego, California USA.

At the show, HQS will present its line of nutraceutical and healthcare products which are nationally certified by the Chinese Ministry of Health and the HACCP. The product line includes: shark cartilage capsules, shark liver oil and shark liver (in soft gel capsules) as well as a range of Tilapia by-products including (heavy metal free) omega 3 rich fish oil, collagen and fish protein powder.

Shark cartilage activates "Natural Killer" cells, a form of cytotoxic lymphocyte, a major component of people's innate immune systems, which plays a major role in the host rejection of tumors and virally infected cells. Shark liver oil improves people's absorption of oxygen and contains a high level of Omega-3 oils, recommended as a preventive measure for better heart health.

HQ Sustainable collects raw materials for its nutraceutical products from non-endangered shark species, harvested as by-catch from local fisheries in the South China Sea.

The 2008 BIO International Convention is expected to attract more than 20,000 business leaders, scientists, executives, investors, government and industry leaders who want to learn about what is next in biotechnology. The show will include at least 6,000 international participants from more than 60 countries.

Presentations at the 2008 BIO International Convention are far reaching and diverse. Topics include new medicine, fuels, materials, foods, and processes. For more information, visit

At the BIO International Convention, HQS will be located at Booth #4751.

About HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc.

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. is a U.S. vertically integrated aquaculture and aquatic product producing, processing and distributing company with operations in the province of Hainan, in the South China Sea, the People's Republic of China. The Company is dedicated to environmentally sustainable toxin-free production and processing methods which give its customers the highest-quality products possible. The Company holds HACCP certification from the U.S. FDA and has an EU Code assignment of quality. The processing plant and the Company's operations were certified by the Aquaculture Certification Council (ACC) to meet Best Aquaculture practices (BAP) set by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). The Company's nutraceutical and healthcare products have passed stringent laboratory tests and are certified by the China Ministry of Health, and also are HACCP and PRC GMP certified. HQS' corporate headquarters is in Seattle.

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