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Solomons ban US tuna ships and say Soviets might be OK

Responding to a US ban on tuna and tuna imports from the Solomon Islands, the government of the southwest Pacific country said Tuesday it might allow Soviet ships to fish its waters. It also banned all US boats from its waters.

The US ban was imposed after the Solomon Islands impounded a US tuna boat, the Jeanette Diana, June 28 for alleged illegal fishing within its 200-mile exclusive economic zone. The United States does not recognize economic zones in relation to migratory tuna.

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