HQ Sustainable Maritime to Participate in Natural Products Expo East Show in Boston

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (NYSE Amex: HQS), a leader in all-natural integrated aquaculture and aquatic product processing, including fish byproduct personal healthcare products, announced today that it will participate in Natural Products Expo East 2009. The show will be held from September 24 - 26, 2009 at the Boston Convention Center with the Company located in booth number 1167.

Natural Products Expo East is ranked as one of the top 200 tradeshows in the U.S. by TradeShow Week magazine, and is one of the largest natural, organic and healthy products tradeshows on the East Coast. The Natural Products Expo East attracts up to 25,000 international industry professionals, and features exhibits showcasing the newest and best-selling products and branded ingredients. HQ Sustainable's Chief Executive Officer, Norbert Sporns, will be on hand to answer any questions about the Company and its HACCP and GMP certified nutraceuticals, health products and "Lillian's Gourmet" branded meals.

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 all-natural enriched feeds and conducting fish processing and sales. The company is dedicated to sustainable all-natural 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 farming and processing standards met Best Aquaculture Practices (two star certification) and Global Gap has certified the tilapia farming operations. 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. A new Feed Mill has been completed producing principally tilapia feed and is capable of 100,000 MT annual production. This plant has met stringent new food safety standards and is ISO and HACCP certified. 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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