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First organic fish feed mill in China

HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc., producer of toxin-free integrated aquaculture and aquatic product processing, started the construction of an organic feed mill and processing plant in Hainan, China.

The feed mill, which is the first organic-extruded feed mill in Hainan , is expected to be completed in the end of 2007 and is expected to produce approximately 100,000 tons of organic floating feed per year. Production is expected to satisfy not only HQSM's expanded demand for its combined aquaculture farms in Wenchang and Qionghai. It will also provide feed for such other aquaculture operations in Hainan as shrimp and other farmed species. The organic plant will source organic non-GMP corn and soy from China and abroad.


Tilapia boom
Aquaculture has been the world's fastest growing segment in the food production system for the past two decades. In 2005, tilapia production was second in volume only to carps, and it is projected that tilapia will become the most important aquaculture specie in this century, potentially reaching US$5 billion in global sales. HQSM also produces marine bio and healthcare products addressing large markets in China.
The processing plant for these products also produces tilapia feed additives. The company anticipates that the new large-scale organic feed mill and processing plant will increase profit margin, guarantee product quality and further vertically integrate its operations.

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