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2nd man faces charges after threats made to Indigenous fishermen in Nova Scotia

Fishing boats loaded with lobster traps head from Eastern Passage, N.S. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 as the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia gets underway. There is growing tension between lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia over the Indigenous ceremonial and food fisheries.
Fishing boats loaded with lobster traps head from Eastern Passage, N.S. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 as the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia gets underway. There is growing tension between lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia over the Indigenous ceremonial and food fisheries. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

A second man has been arrested and is now facing charges after making online threats to Indigenous fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia.

According to police a 33-year-old man from Clark’s Harbour was arrested without incident at a home in Barrington, N.S., on Sept. 28, 2017.

He’s facing two counts of uttering threats and one count of breach of probation.

READ: Lobsters stolen from 2 fishing boats in 1 week in Nova Scotia: RCMP

The man was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Shelburne Provincial Court on Dec. 6.

Police had previously announced that they arrested a 36-year-old man in Clyde River, N.S. on Sept. 22 and were actively searching for a second man.

The 36-year-old, whose name has not been released, is facing two counts of uttering threats.

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WATCH: N.S. lobster fishermen protesting outside DFO offices against illegal poaching

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N.S. lobster fishermen protesting outside DFO offices against illegal poaching – Sep 14, 2017

The charges come only a month after fishermen across southwestern Nova Scotia staged protests outside Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) offices, calling for DFO officials to do more to stop illegal lobster poaching.

While fishermen did not specifically say it was Indigenous fishermen who were catching lobster out of season, the director for DFO in the region told Global News that they had received complaints from fishermen regarding the food, social and ceremonial fishery, which was an aboriginal right.

— With files from Natasha Pace

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