For the first time, the AQFI301 field course was held in Moeraki, hosted at the Uenuku Marae. The course was well attended, with students focusing on pāua, fucoidan work, and macroalgal assemblages.

This is one of three AQFI301 courses that are held annually, with the other two courses held in Karitāne, hosted at the Puketeraki Marae.