Production of HQ Sustainable Maritime operations obtained the recognition of best practices of aquaculture certification granted by the Certification Council of aquaculture SEATTLE, WA (Marketwire August 12, 2009) HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc. (NYSE Amex: HQS) (HQS or the company), leader in the processing of aquatic products and fish farming free of toxins, which include marine products for personal health careannounced today that its processing plant and production of tilapia and shrimp operations received the certification of Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc. (ACC) HQS which makes the only plant certified with two stars in Hainan. HQ Sustainable is one of the few producers of tilapia in the world that receives this certification, said William r. More, Vice President and Director of ACC, making reference to best practices of aquaculture (BAP) standards applied to tilapia and developed by the global aquaculture Alliance.
The More Mr. explained that the BAP compliance is a fundamental condition for many retailers and buyers from the food industry, such as Wal-Mart for example, now requiring its suppliers of seafood to meet the requirements of independent third-party to ensure the quality of their products. We congratulate HQS on this achievement and be an example in the sector. We encourage consumers to choose fish farming products certified by ACC as measure of security and peace, added the More Mr. Norbert Sporns, President and CEO of HQS, he added, the commitment HQ Sustainable assumed with the quality must be part of an industry-wide effort to educate the public on the options available. The creation of standards reliable, controlled and certified by influential groups such as the ACC, validates our commitment to quality and support for the distribution of the natural markings of HQS, for example, Lillian s Health Gourmet and TiLoveYa r, for everything United States and Europe. Sustainable aquaculture practices protect the environment and could help mitigate the potential collapse of Oceanic Fisheries.