- n. Plural form of leatherjacket.
“The seagrass beds, 70% of which were lost between the mid seventies and mid eighties, that were home to many of the commercial species like King George whiting, garfish, leatherjackets, calamari et al, have mostly died off and huge numbers of fish that relied on them have disappeared in an environmental disaster.”
“I'm afraid the old leatherjackets have been boring you.”
“Geoff Somerville, who operates Ibex deep sea fishing charters out of Botany Bay, said that the chinaman leatherjackets had returned to Sydney waters in the past few weeks after several months of making life hell for fishermen on the South Coast.”
“Anglers complain of leatherjackets biting straight through fishing hooks.”
“Ravenous swarms of chinaman leatherjackets eating everything in sight THEY could challenge the”
“From 10cm to about 40cm long, the yellow and black striped leatherjackets look nothing like the popular perception of a marine predator, having tiny beak-like mouths a few centimetres wide.”
“Owner Keith Mawson says China offers new markets for undervalued species such as leatherjackets.”
“Otherwise look out for damage from the likes of frit fly and leatherjackets in due course.”
“Finally, I have found some grass leys and permanent pastures with thinning patches, the culprit being leatherjackets.”
“But who would have thought Dubai would have a slowdown?" he asks, loading iced leatherjackets on to waiting trucks.”
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