It definitely does. Barbs was one of the three that counted as convicted for me. The illegible address would've been the 3rd, but I got it thrown out. All of my tickets were fine amounts of $99 and under and the tickets didn't have any warning about 3 resulting in a loss of license. I actually told the officer to write that barbs one to me. My new to fishing guest came and brought their kids on my boat to have some fun catching sole and I didn't know the barbless regs had been expanded from just salmon fishing to all fishing in the sound. It's a cheap ticket and I didn't want to ruin their good time. But 6 months later got a notice for a license revocation. Was lucky to win.I dont believe a barb ticket qualifies as a convicted offense, but I could be wrong.
Like probably a lot of us here, I spend many thousands a year just keeping my boat slipped, buying fuel, and a couple ocean trips per year. The ticket amount itself amounts to almost nothing in comparison, but never pay them thinking that it's no big deal.
I have a legal insurance though my work benefit so I use them, but I know of Jason Newcombe in King County and Lance Fryrear in Snohomish who take on these kinds of caseds. If they're like traffic tickets, you pay a few hundred dollars and they can get it dismissed to changed to something non-fishing related so it stays off your record for the 3 in 10 years thing.