Drones work to drive hungry sea ducks from mussel socks

The ducks did move away from the test areas after the drone flew past a few times.

The ducks did move away from the test areas after the drone flew past a few times. (P.E.I. Agriculture and Fisheries)

Tests last fall to see if an aerial drone would drive away sea ducks as they help themselves to cultured mussels has met with “moderate success,” says the P.E.I. Aquaculture Alliance.

“There just wasn’t the amount of sea ducks this year at that time as there had been in previous years. But we still had some to try it out,” said executive director Matt Sullivan.

“Also the weather was poor. So that’s also not great when flying drones.”

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