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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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By day he was a fish merchant, starting work at the Birmingham fish market at 5am, but in the evening he traded his grubby, striped apron for his theatrical emperor's gown, and starred alongside professional actors such as Alfred Marks.
A YEAR after securing PS750,000 of equity and debt investment from Finance Wales, a fresh fish merchants business has been broken up and sold after going into administration.
Another was a fish merchant who flourished in the era when an unknown genius had the bright idea of combining fish with chips and a third is described as a turkey merchant.
ROMFORD bookie Roger Barton starred on BBC1 on Thursday in `Toughest Job in Britain' in his guise as a fish merchant. The programme was actually focussing on his wife Maggie, but Roger rather stole the show while ensuring whoever bleeps out the swearing was kept busy.
Brian, a fish merchant, was relieved to see the lifeboat crew but when he spotted his son George, he knew he won't be allowed to forget the incident in a hurry.
One person who works at these speeds is Wayne Jones, of Mermaid Seafoods, who learned his craft at sea after starting with the family-owned fish merchant at the age of 12.
A FRESH fish merchant which supplies the Jamie Oliver Group, Harrods and Fortnum and Mason is the first company to receive backing from the Wales SME Investment Fund.
He gave it to fish merchant Arthur Miller who later displayed it for many years in his Waterford office.
TN Trawlers, Liverpool Bay Fishing Company and a fish merchant based in Brixham, south Devon, are to be sentenced in October.
She was the daughter of a piano teacher and banjo-playing fish merchant, and says her early career choice was fish or the fiddle.
Miss Johnson, the daughter of a Hull fish merchant, became the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in 1930.
Michael Gove, the UK Fisheries Secretary, who was brought up in an Aberdeen fish merchant's family, raised the prospect of closing UK waters to foreign vessels earlier in the week.