also known as the "Seafood Capital of Alabama", Bayou La Batre is a city in Mobile County, Alabama with a population of approximately 2,700.Bayou Los Angeles Batre's primary economic focus is fishing and includes a sea slot and fish processing harbor for fishing boats. The area normally recognized for considerable amounts of shipbuilding, especially seafood-oriented vessels. In 2005, Disney Studios contracted the building of this ship the Black Pearl for usage in Disney's The Pirates of this Caribbean: Curse associated with the Ebony Pearl. Bayou La Batre was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Hurricane Katrina caused extensive injury to the facilities useful for fish processing also aspects of fishing business, such as the numerous boats of area (the ships had been damaged by being forced ashore, often landing on buildings as well as in treetops).Bayou Los Angeles Batre is referenced inside film Forrest Gump to be Forrest's Army buddy's ("Bubba") hometown. When Forrest becomes a shrimp watercraft captain, Bayou Los Angeles Batre becomes his hometown.As a direct result the fish and shellfish business, the odor of Bayou Los Angeles Batre's air is actually unbearable. Combined with the swampy landscapes, Bayou La Batre holds a definite, repulsive smell. (See Bayou Barking Spider.Note on pronunciation: The residents (and people familiar with the region) pronounce "Bayou La Batre" as "Balla Batree". The best pronunciation is the articulated "Bayou Los Angeles Batree"; but many refer to it as just "The Bayou".