SOURCE: HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc.

May 15, 2008 08:08 ET

HQS to Present at Brean Murray Carret & Co. All-Cap All-China Conference

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - May 15, 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"), announced today that the Company will present at the upcoming Brean Murray Carret & Co. ("BMC") All-Cap All-China Conference on May 19th and 20th, 2008 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Mr. Norbert Sporns, CEO, will present the overview of the Company's main business, product lines, facilities, competitive strengths, and growth strategies at 3:30 PM EDT on the 19th of May at the Waldorf.

The conference will feature formal group presentations and one-on-one meetings with approximately 100 Chinese companies. The participating companies will span the market cap spectrum from large-cap companies to private, "soon to be listed" companies.

BMC is structuring the event to be one of the most comprehensive conferences held in the United States for those who invest in Chinese Companies.

For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.breanmurraycarret.com.

About Brean Murray and Carret

Brean Murray, Carret & Co. is a full-service, boutique investment bank dedicated to small cap and emerging growth companies and those who invest in them. As a research-driven securities firm, they are dedicated to delivering high quality investment banking services and investment ideas to our clients. They have served their corporate, institutional, and accredited clients for over three decades with the vision that through insight and diligence, they can help all of their clients reach their full growth potential.

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. The Company's website is: http://www.hqfish.com.

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