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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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And it may be the only way to counter the dwindling supply--and rising cost--of wild species, which are being fished into extinction.
All the anglers admitted to eating practically everything they catch, and most said they fished every day.
LONGBENTON AND SEATON BURN (at Tynemouth pier, 17 seniors and two juniors fished, 12 weighed in): 1 Paul Baty (six fish, 4lb 8oz inc HSF 1lb 6oz), 2 Dave Ellis (two fish, 2lb 1oz), 3 Dave Wood (two fish, 1lb 8oz).
Most of the 29,000 people on the peninsula either fished or worked in the plants, for companies that supplied the plants, or for the shipyard that built the offshore trawlers that fed the hungry assembly lines with massive quantities of ocean fish.
CLEADON SAC (28 rods fished and 10 weighed in): 1 Billy Lea (eight fish, Roker pier, 6lb 3oz), 2 Gary Parker (one fish, Marsden beach, 4lb 12oz - HSF), 3 Albert Gray (four fish, Marsden 2lb 15oz), 4 Trevor Green (three fish, Roker pier, 1lb 13oz).
The researchers estimated Scotian shelf cod stocks of 150 years ago from data on the time that each ship in the Beverly fleet was at sea, the amount of gear used, and the area that each schooner fished. Then, they compared these figures with census data on the region's cod population today.