Innovations and great ideas come to us in many ways and for one fisherman it was expense and frustration that set him on the road to successfully fulfilling his objective. After spending several years fishing shrimp out of Northwest Irish Coastal Waters Larry Dolan had enough of getting his conventional pots damaged or lost. This Area due to the prevailing Atlantic Conditions is very exposed to frequent storms and swells. One of the main problems encountered when fishing shrimp in these conditions was the anchoring of conventional shrimp pots. A smaller prototype shrimp pot was constructed and fished successfully for a season on a trial basis. The results from this prototype pot were good and equal to larger conventional pots. John Fenton of JF Mouldings Ltd became involved in the project and together with Larry Dolan formed Force 10 Marine Products Ltd to bring the prototype further. With the expertise of Jf Mouldings this prototype was used as a basis to design, develop and produce the product that is available today.