You can kill it if you try to get the hook out.
Oh, really? How? Will it cause the fish to bleed to death?
The metal gets progrssivly weaker and eventually breaks.
Oh, well that makes sense. Yay for fish.
Stainless hooks are pretty much there for good
Won't it be troublesome, though, if the line is cut too long and it leaves a long trail hanging from its mouth? Or if the line breaks, and extends several feet from the hook, and the hook won't rust, wouldn't the fish get all tangled up in something and become an easy prey for someone?
Don't seem to bother a whole passel of humans none.
Haha. Exactly my thought when I read Farmerman's reply. But then again, the hook is INSIDE the mouth, not on the lip. Though we have tongue piercings going around too, so if it doesn't bother a human, it shouldn't bother a shark, I suppose.