The New International Encyclopædia/Aasvär
AASVÄR, a̤s'vâr. Islands off Norway, about latitude 66° (Map: Norway, D 3). They have herring fisheries, in which more than 10,000 men are employed in December and January, but for the rest of the year they are almost deserted. The fish is the great Nordland herring, and the catch often reaches 200,000 tons in a season.