updated 1/6/2011 8:45:42 AM ET 2011-01-06T13:45:42

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mariner's Choice International, Inc. (Pink Sheets:MCII), a North American manufacturer of an extensive line of ecologically-safe products for the marine and other industry segments, today issued a letter from the Company CEO Amie Hingston:

As we begin a new year, on behalf of the Company I wish to extend appreciation to our shareholders and associates for their continued unwavering support. This is also a time to reflect on the activities of the last twelve months and to highlight those that I expect will provide encouraging developments for the year ahead.

There were initiatives and undertakings in 2010 with those who had the potential to bring multi-faceted benefits. Regrettably, many did not come to fruition, or fell far short of expectations. However, in spite of those shortcomings, the Company stayed on course with its fundamentals, such as building a strong foundation utilizing established and newly developed network of distributors, agents and partners, including Hoffmann Sports, Aquatech, NRG Save, Green Ocean Distributors, Morgan Recreational Supply, CL Solutions, and Osprey Biotechnics. The efforts of these, and others like them, have brought forth opportunities in 2010 that generated new sales in the marine, auto care and other sectors. The recent orders from a national auto parts distributor indicate positive traction for the product line. Reorders from this distributor are anticipated within the first weeks of this year.

Of all the developments of last year, the one to consider as the "game changer" for Mariner's Choice going forward is MUNOX® and the alliance with CL Solutions and Osprey Biotechnics. MUNOX® is, by far, the best microbial product available for complete breakdown of petrochemicals. The product bears the US Environmental Protection Agency's "Design for the Environment – DfE" logo and is currently the only microbial product with such a designation. It is also on the U.S. National Contingency Program (NCP) product list. MUNOX® has recently completed third-party lab tests with expected results, and has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Energy Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago for listing, as contractors on the islands have expressed interest in the product. The listing should be official this month. 

In addition, the Company and its affiliates are assiduously pursuing the opportunity to participate in the remediation and reclamation of contaminated lands, including sovereign properties throughout North, Central and South Americas. The cost-effective, non-invasive procedure offers long-term benefits with little to no environmental impact. Discussions are on-going for the appropriate application and use of MUNOX® in many countries.

The Company is in the preliminary stages of exploring a joint-venture project to facilitate production of its product line for foreign markets. Should this project progress it would be launched in the third or fourth quarter of the year.

Product research and development is a process that is never finished. Mariner's Choice expects to launch two new products within the coming year that will further define the Company as an innovator.

In closing, I would like to reaffirm our management team's on-going commitment to increase awareness of Mariner's Choice through business achievements, with the intent to attain significant value creation for our shareholders. I look forward to an exciting year ahead, and I'm counting on your continued support as we embark on this New Year with renewed vigor.

About Mariner's Choice International, Inc.

Mariner's Choice manufactures and markets high-performance, ecologically safe commercial, industrial and retail products utilizing leading-edge readily biodegradable technologies. Each product is tested to exacting standards and superior performance levels that often exceed those of comparable products that contain harmful compounds or ingredients. Some of the company's "green" products employ nanotechnology. For more information, please visit www.marinerschoice.net .

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements made herein regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Mariner's Choice International, Inc. are forward-looking statements that reflect numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and any of which could cause our actual future results to differ materially from our stated expectations today.  Prospective investors are cautioned that our forward-looking statements are never guarantees of future performance.  Important factors currently known to management that could cause our actual future results to differ materially from those indicated in our forward-looking statements today include our limited operating history, fluctuations in our operating results, our ability to compete successfully and our ability to attract necessary capital on satisfactory terms.  Except as required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise our forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated future events or changes in our future operating results.

CONTACT:  Mariner's Choice International, Inc.
          Amie Hingston, President 
          904.425.1201 
          investor@marinerschoice.net

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