Pacific white-sided dolphins are not considered to be endangered. A recent estimate of the population of these mammals in the central North Pacific ranged between a minimum of about 500,000, to a maximum of 930,000. Therefore there is not any immediate danger for the extiction of these animals. They are hunted by Japanese coastal fishermen in the East China and Japan seas and taken accidentally in the North Pacific purse-seine fishery.
US Federal List: no special status
CITES: no special status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: least concern