On September 21th, the 2019 International Conference on Genomics-Ocean (ICG-Ocean) was held in Qingdao West Coast New Area. It is the maritime branch conference of 14th International Conference on Genomics. Several Editorial Board members of MLST (Marine Life Science & Technology) were invited to make keynote presentation. During the coffee break, the Executive Deputy Editor, prof. Xiao-Hua Zhang and the editorial staff members introduced the progress of MLST to them, and had an effective discussion on some important issues concerning MLST. They promised to support MLST and conveyed strong willingness to be involved in running MLST.