Another active thread on punch cards raises a question for me.

If I land a fish that can be legally kept (i.e., within season, fin clipped, etc), can I give the fish to my fishing buddy who is standing next to me, provided she properly records the fish on her punch card?

If this is illegal, am I guilty for providing her with the fish or is she guilty for accepting it? Or both?

I ask this question because I've done this before. And I've seen other anglers do it. But that doesn't mean it's right.........