Six different companies farm oysters in the Blackman Bay waterway, with the registered growing area name appearing on export documents, health certificates, invoice labelling and oyster packaging heading interstate and overseas.

The South East Growers Group unanimously voted to change the name of its growing area — from Blackman Bay to Boomer Bay —  after concerns were raised by customers overseas that it had racial connotations.

The president of the South East Growers Group Ellen Duke said it was not just customers who felt the change was needed.

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Presumably Blacktown in Sydney will be next. Will the silliness ever end? —Eds