There are no known incidents or reports of this species being exploited by humans such as direct hunting. However, they have been recorded as bycatch in fisheries operating in Sri Lanka. Additionally, various types of fishing gear pose a risk of entangling or interacting with this species. This species of beaked whales may be sensitive to underwater sounds and anthropogenic noise. Anthropogenic noise levels in the world's oceans are an increasing habitat concern, particularly for deep-diving cetaceans like Longman's beaked whales that use sound to feed, communicate, and navigate in the ocean.