1. A fish harvesting head, comprising:a harvesting body having a forward portion and a rear portion, wherein the rear portion includes a rear connection device for attachment to a shaft;
at least one barb receiving slot positioned in the harvesting body, wherein the at least one barb receiving slot extends along the harvesting body and includes an opening in an outer surface of the harvesting body through which a portion of a barb arm protrudes;
at least one barb arm protruding from at least one barb receiving slot;
where at least one of the barb arms has at least one inner end attached to the harvesting body in the at least one barb receiving slot via at least one connector extending from a first receiver in a first side of the at least one barb receiving slot, through an orifice in the barb arm, and into a second receiver in a second side of the at least one barb receiving slot;
an arm retraction system configured to withdraw the at least one barb arm toward the harvesting body for removal of the fish harvesting head from a the harvesting body.