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The subject of this article:

  • exists in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • exists in the Forrest Gump film canon
  • exists in real life (see Wikipedia article: Shrimping)

While in Vietnam, Bubba introduces Forrest Gump to the world of shrimping, and convinces him to start a shrimping business together. When Bubba dies, Forrest enters the businessman anyway, and becomes a massive success.