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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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The ichthyofauna is dominated by cyprinids in species richness and total numbers.
The Indo-Pacific red lionfish, Pterois volitans (Pisces: Scorpacnidae), new to Bahamian ichthyofauna.
Historical changes in the ichthyofauna of the lower Rio Grande (Rio Bravo del Norte), Texas and Mexico.
The virtual lack of the smaller fishes in the Emeryville ichthyofauna is almost surely a reflection of the coarse-grained recovery methods discussed above.
System for in situ measurement of the physico-chemical groundwater in situ Measurement System phytoplankton monitoring system caracteristicolor term aquatic systems (standard ICP-M) Portable system for determining leaf area index, Barca to travel Sampling in slow and lotic aquatic systems with peridoc, portable positioning satellite system, automatic sampler liquid samples, Mode ichthyofauna.
While southern California's marine ichthyofauna was once thought to share many elements of the cool water "Oregonian" faunal assemblage, a persistent warming trend since the early 1980s precipitated a change in southern California's marine ichthyofauna to a more temperate, sub-tropical fauna with established communities whose biogeographic affinities lie with faunal assemblages further south along the Pacific Coast (reviewed in Lea and Rosenblatt, 2000).
A noticeable feature of the ichthyofauna of the Near East is the relative high degree of conservatism of external morphology in spite of substantial genetic divergence.