The eastern North Pacific Long Beaked Common dolphin population has been under serious threat from the drift gill net fishing industry for many years. This has been the single largest threat to the California population. There is a bill with the government now to make illegal the use of these drift gill nets.
Conservation of this unique population is a main concern for us at Oceanic Eco Tours and we are continuing to monitor the situation.
At Oceanic Eco Tours we aim to assist in the long term health of this population by removing ocean trash, limiting the sound foot print and carbon emissions from our tours and ensuring our tours are not disruptive of their natural behaviors.