On the morning of May 25, 2019, the first annual conference of Periodicals of Ocean University of China was held in Laoshan campus of Ocean University of China. The certificates of appointment were awarded to our Editorial Board members and some strategies were released. In the afternoon, the first Editorial Board meeting of Marine Life Science & Technology (MLST) was held in the Qingdao Rouhai Hotel. Our Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Weibo Song, chaired the meeting. Editorial Board members, cooperation partners, author representative and editorial office staff had a deep discussion about the progress, current situation and some strategies that would be used in the following stages. The editors made many suggestions about workflow and solicitation of contributions. With the joint efforts of all parties, the new journal is about to set sail.