PORT BARRE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says it's adding a month to the crawfish season in 28,500 acres in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin.

The floodway system's park manager says a slow drop in the Atchafalaya River is making for great crawfishing in the Indian Bayou area. Steve Stone says about 140 people have the special use permits needed for crawfishing there and permits are still available at the Corps' Port Barre office. A notice sent Tuesday said the Indian Bayou crawfish season will now end Aug. 31.

The public access area is partly in St. Landry Parish and partly in St. Martin Parish.

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