Adam Peterson is a geoduck buyer who works as an independent contractor for packaging companies. Heading to the dock to buy geoduck from Tulalip divers can be a gamble, he said. The quick harvest means divers don't always bring in the highest grade geoduck. As a result, Peterson has started asking divers to text him photos of the catch before he makes a trip up to the reservation. Prices at the dock are adjusted accordingly. “We know we're 20 to 25 percent below the price” paid other tribal divers, McHugh said. “It's the philosophy of the management here. Being fair is more important than grabbing the high price.” As a non-Indian involved in the geoduck trade, Peterson has a unique perspective on the industry.