"Welcome to the Bayou"

Nestled along the peaceful shores of the Mississippi Sound, on the Gulf of Mexico, the City of Bayou La Batre offers coastal living at it's finest, a community richly steeped in Southern tradition and heritage, Bayou La Batre offers an innovative industrial and business environment representative of the city's commitment to excellence.
Aerial view of Bayou La Batre
seafood picture
Known as the Seafood Capitol of Alabama, Bayou La Batre is naturally a leader in commercial fishing as well as the seafood industry. Our seafood processors are among the most progressive and highly regarded seafood firms in the nation.
It is estimated that commercial seafood landing in Bayou La Batre have an economic impact on the state that approaches $80 million annually. Major fishing vessels in the port of Bayou La Batre fish Gulf waters from the Florida Keys to Mexico, to provide some of the best shrimp, oysters, crabs and finfish processed and sold in the world.
Bayou La Batre's port location along the central Gulf Coast and it's proximity to the major ship channels of the open Gulf create a natural import/export terminal, particularly for delivery to and from the Caribbean and Central and South America. Thus, shipbuilding is a major industry in the area. Oil supply boats, work boats, barges, shrimp boats, tugs, cruisers and casino vessels - designed and constructed in Bayou La Batre - handle worldwide cargo and transport. Innovative technology, research and design create an industrial environment on the fast track.
boat building

The Face of our community is our children.
Children are our future!


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Small town charm, coupled with the respect of tradition and environmental
preservation, make Bayou La Batre one of the most desirable "hometowns"
along the Gulf Coast. A commitment to maintain the integrity of the land,
the people and the culture
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