I completely understand why they were changed. I don’t want them reverted, but would it be possible to remove the decay timer on caught (shell)fish? If not, at least extend them like thrall pots and feed boxes so that we can actually go do something besides standing next to them in order to harvest our fish.
As it is now, I’d rather go fishing than, well, go fishing. Seriously, if they stay like this, you might as well remove them from the game completely and just make us craft a fishing pole and a net and go harvest fish by hand. At least then it’d be interactive.