Eastbay was once a large fishing town thriving off of the infinite number of large fishes in the lake. However, with undead knocking on its doors the entire town is a warzone and very few NPC's are left. The fishermen have had almost zero luck catching fish since the attacks began.
The Mayor of Eastbay is rumored to be offering a large reward for those that are able to end the endless assualt of undead. (See Breaking the Siege)