HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. Announces Participation in the TILAPIA 2010 Conference

SEATTLE, WA — (Marketwire) — 10/18/10 — HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (NYSE Amex: HQS) (“HQS” or the “Company”), a leading producer of functional, sustainable Tilapia biomass, including fish and personal healthcare products, today announced Norbert Sporns, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons, Director, will present at the TILAPIA 2010 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 27-28th, 2010.

TILAPIA 2010 will take a close look at recent developments in the tilapia industry. Internationally renowned speakers, including Mr. Sporns and Dr. Fitzsimmons, will address the tilapia industry, its current environment and outlook, production and processing, markets and marketing, and technological developments and related issues.

“HQS is honored to participate in the TILAPIA 2010 Conference, at the request of the Food and Agriculture Organization, and to introduce to the industry its advanced Tilapia feeds meeting sustainable aquaculture standards,” commented Norbert Sporns, HQ Sustainable Maritime’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are extremely pleased that the recent floods in Hainan have not adversely affected HQS as we continue to deliver the highest quality Tilapia biomass products to the consumer.”

Mr. Sporns will speak about the U.S. tilapia market and the production and marketing of tilapia and tilapia by-products. In addition, Dr. Fitzsimmons will provide the Keynote address on tilapia as a major contributor to world food security. Over 400 delegates from the industry, government, academia, as well as potential investors and marketers, are expected to attend the conference.

TILAPIA 2010 is jointly organized by INFOFISH, the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Malaysia, the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and WORLDFISH CENTER, in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, Malaysia (DOF), Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) and the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority, Malaysia (FAMA).