What is a Barbless Circle Hook?
How to Make a Barbless Circle Hook
Use a small hand crimper (for Mustad 16/0 and smaller hooks) or large bench crimper (for Mustad 18/0 and larger hooks) to flatten a circle hook's barb. A pair of parallel-jawed pliers can also be used in place of a hand crimper to flatten the barb on smaller hooks.
Report hooked, stranded, or entangled marine animals to NOAA at: 888-256-9840
For more information: State of Hawaii's Division of Aquatic Resources Fishing Around Protected Species.
To get FREE Barbless Circle Hooks, contact the State's Marine Wildlife Program at 808-295-6483 or by email.