Swedish land-based salmon project Quality Salmon is confident that it will begin construction of its 100,000 metric-ton mega-project by next year, despite facing some vocal community and political opposition to the ambitious project.

Quality Salmon, which on completion will be the largest land-based salmon farm in Europe, has been in development since 2019, but detractors, including some local politicians, have grown louder over the past few months.

The Sotenas municipality, where the facility will be located, voted unanimously in favor of the Quality Salmon industrial park early last year, noting the potential windfall in tax revenue and local jobs, and all indications are that the majority of the region's 9,000 residents support the project, CEO Roy Hoias told IntraFish.