Most fish, at least freshwater like panfish and bass, don't have nerves in their mouth. They don't feel the pain from the hook, just the pull. As for the suffocating factor...who cares they taste good Catfish especially. Except I think they have nerves in their mouth too. Oh well. We don't eat aquarium suitable fish anyways, right? I've heard of expensive dinners, but come on : I want to see a video of this shrimp! Or more pics! Or both!