Notre Dame Bay, 6000 km2, is a large inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. It contains many islands and its shores are indented by numerous coves and smaller embayments. One of Newfoundland's main rivers, the EXPLOITS, flows into the bay, carrying large quantities of timber from the interior as far as the pulp and paper mills at GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR. The principal activity on the bay is fishing, with important commercial catches of cod, capelin and lobster. LEWISPORTE, a busy commercial port on the Bay of Exploits, is also the headquarters of the highly successful bluefin-tuna sportfishing on Notre Dame Bay. New World and FOGO are the largest islands in the bay, and FUNK I, 60 km east of Fogo, is one of Newfoundland's primary bird sanctuaries.