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FISH

An abbreviation for "first in, still here." The term is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the first in, first out accounting method. It refers to a company that keeps its inventory for a long time, often because of poor sales. Ultimately, this may render inventory obsolete. A company dealing with FISH may be in or near financial trouble.
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To mirror the fishes we angle for one last time, it seems to me that we all need wildness--deep in our souls, but also at our fingertips.
The assumption that fishes feel pain is an anthropocentric interpretation of reactions by fish to stimuli that would produce pain in humans, according to Rose, who added there is no scientifically valid evidence to support the assumption that fish think like humans.
Professor Smith is credited with identifying 370 fishes new to science, authoring nine books, publishing more than 200 scientific papers and penning more than 400 articles.
He fly lines - fishes the bait without a sinker - for surface species like white sea bass, yellowtail and barracuda.
Commercial fishing is generating a "Darwinian debt," in the form of less valuable fishes, that could take generations to pay off, says Ulf Dieckmann of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria.
1 -- color) A float-tube angler fishes at Owens River Ranch in the Eastern Sierra, where one can find trophy-sized Alpers trout.
He collected fishes during the year before each dam was removed and continued for 2 to 5 years.