A Swedish land-based salmon farmer is awaiting one final approval from government authorities, and is confident it will get the green-light for its commercial project -- the latest sign that the sector may have a future in the country.

Smogenlax, which has worked with Ikea-backed foundation Kamprand and Gothenburg University on a pilot project, is now ready to commercialize, even though the timeline on final approval remains unclear, chairman of the board Joel Oresten told IntraFish.

The first phase of the company's facility was approved by Sweden's Land and Environment High Court this spring, but it still needs formal approval from the subordinate agency, the Land and Environment Court.