Because there are so few wild encounters with Mesoplodon ginkgodens, it is difficult to determine population trends to assess potential conservation needs. This species is listed as "data deficient" on the IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species, and is listed under Appendix II on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Mesoplodon ginkgodens is not considered as part of the United States Endangered Species Act.
US Federal List: no special status
CITES: appendix ii
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: data deficient