Due to the lower price of the fish as other mats and the (in my opinion) higher chance of getting ganked, it isn't economally worthwhile at the moment.How is it totally dead? Just because you need to be in a t8 or t7 zone? I don't understand how its soo bad, Just fish in the correct tier zone like every other gather....DEVs pls fix it as soon as possible... this is really painfull for make money.... fishing was already ded before queen update... now totally dead...
Another reason is, even if you fish in a t8 BZ, you still don't have a 100% chance of getting t8 fish or t7 rare fish.
In addition, the respawn times of the swarms also seem to be buggy at the moment.
I recommend u to go fish as u do and save them for some weeks. Once the bugs r fixed and the way fishing will work is cleared prices will change in agreement.