A lot of discussion on the community discord (and unofficial ones). Figured if we want anything changed we need to show it through official means.

In a nutshell, the current fishing system doesn't really promote fishing, and hence reduces a lot of open world sea content (just like the new trade system). Instead of being timer based, it is based on the number of fish (which is very low in relative terms). This doesn't seem like it would be a difficult fix, they could even just increase the total number of fish to be similar to how it was before.