I think it has to be in the order of millions, frankly. It has to be a deterrent that they would weigh against the profitability of each grow-out and decide whether or not they want to take the risk.
The problem is that they cannot stop the herring from going into the pens, they can't stop the lice from breeding on their fish, and they can't stop the virus from leaking out.
What we have is an agonizing, long process of difficulty and conflict and loss of wild salmon and impacts to the industry, all of which would be resolved if the industry were legislated into tanks with the support of the government. There would be enormous support from British Columbians for such an action. Then we could really get down to what we know about preserving the wild salmon, because we are drastically running out of time.
I know the fish have been in collapse for a long time and people have gotten used to the thought that they are declining, but when you have runs that are down into the tens rather than tens of thousands, you know you are very close to the end. That's where we are right now.
I think we should just get it over with and get them into tanks and support the companies in doing that.